The Blues attempted to lure the former England international to west London following the Reds’s Champions League triumph in 2005.
Gerrard appeared to be on the brink of a £32.5m switch to Chelsea before a last-minute change of heart saw the midfielder sign a new Reds deal.
And Chelsea manager Mourinho, whose side face Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday, doesn’t hold any grudges, describing the 34-year-old as a Reds legend.
“[I have] no regrets,” Mourinho said. “He is having a fantastic career in his club, and he has an option to stay for life in the same club, become a legend of his home town club.
“I think it’s a very respectful decision. I was never upset with that kind of option. No way.”
Gerrard has won the Champions League, the Uefa Cup, two FA Cups and three League Cups during his Liverpool career.
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