Liverpool legend blasts Jose Mourinho’s ‘disgraceful’ tactics

Liverpool legend Ronnie Whelan says Jose Mourinho's tactics at Anfield last Sunday were an "utter disgrace"

Ronnie Whelan has blasted Jose Mourinho’s disgraceful tactics after the Chelsea manager masterminded a 2-0 win at Anfield last Sunday.

The Blues dealt the Reds a devastating blow in their bid to win the Premier League title after a defensive-minded Chelsea scored at the end of each half on Merseyside.

It is the rest of it that I have a problem with – the time-wasting, players falling over and staying down when there was nothing wrong with the

Ronnie Whelan

Mourinho’s men have been heavily criticised for their time-wasting tactics in recent weeks against Atletico Madrid and Liverpool.

And former Liverpool midfielder Whelan, who won six top-flight titles, waded into the debate on the Chelsea manager’s recent antics.

“The way Chelsea won a game of football last weekend was a complete and utter disgrace.

“Jose Mourinho used the phrase ‘parking the bus’. I wouldn’t mind if that was all they did. To defend well is perfectly acceptable.

“It is the rest of it that I have a problem with – the time-wasting, players falling over and staying down when there was nothing wrong with them, the constant practice of four or five Chelsea players surrounding the referee every time a decision went against them.”

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