Chelsea manager Mourinho king of 19th century football, says Carragher

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher describes Jose Mourinho as the king of 19th century football

Jamie Carragher has described Jose Mourinho as the “king of the 19th century football” after Chelsea were 2-0 winners at Anfield on Sunday.

The Blues adopted a defensive, counter-attacking approach to the clash against the Reds after Brendan Rodgers’s side had thrashed Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at home this season.

He has done a number on Brendan Rodgers and the last time Liverpool lost a game was to Chelsea

Jamie Carragher

Chelsea striker Demba Ba capitalised on a Steven Gerrard mistake to give the visitors a first-half lead before Willian scored a late second on the counter-attack in injury time.

And former Liverpool defender Carragher admitted he was surprised that it took a Premier League rival so long to work out how to stop the free-scoring English leaders.

“How he went about it is a phrase that he conjured up himself this season; 19th century football,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“He is the master or he is the king of 19th century football. He is not embarrassed about it and he shouldn’t be.

“He has done a number on Brendan Rodgers and the last time Liverpool lost a game was to Chelsea.

“You think if the teams that have played at Anfield, Arsenal have gone there and conceded five, Everton the same conceded four, Spurs played open and conceded four.

“I can’t believe it took so long for a team to do this.”

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