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Is this Liverpool star bitter, naive or right when it comes to Chelsea?

Date: 1st May 2014 at 7:03pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Still seething from Liverpool's Premier League defeat at the hands of Chelsea last weekend, a title clash of the unstoppable force vs the immovable object variety, in which the regal-blue immovable object came away with a rugged and hard-fought 2-0 victory, Anfield defender Jose Enrique felt compelled to pile on the misery for the Stamford Bridge faithful last night. Following Chelsea's exit from the Champions League yesterday evening via a 3-1 defeat to Atletico Marid in the semi-finals, the 28 year-old tweeted the simple statement; "This is what happens when you don't play football". Indeed, Enrique's condemnation of Chelsea's style of play under Mourinho is certainly nothing new. Criticisms of the Portuguese's attritional, often defensive mentality have been doing the rounds ever since the Blues' first leg against the Spanish table-toppers last week. The mood of the match was pre-determined; when it was suggested to Atleti captain Gabi by a journalist prior kick-off that Chelsea might give them the ball, he retorted in chuckle, "we'll give it back to them". Few were surprised that the Vincente Calderon fixture finished 0-0, with Mourinho and counter-part Diego Simeone, another manager famed for his aggressive, disciplined, dissonant football, waiting to see who would blink ... Read More


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