Mourinho: Rodgers congratulated me on Chelsea’s win over Liverpool

The Reds boss hit out at his opposite number in the wake of his side’s 2-0 loss to the Blues at Anfield on Sunday, but the Portuguese claims hewas later praised for his tactics

Jose Mourinho says Brendan Rodgers has congratulated him for Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

In the immediate aftermath of Chelsea’s controversial 2-0 win on Sunday, Rodgers accused his opposite number of “parking two buses” in order to keep a clean sheet, with Liverpool frustrated by their counterparts’ tactics.

But Mourinho insists the Reds boss has now revised his view, with the Northern Irishman taking time out to praise his opposite number on Tuesday, 24 hours before Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid.

“Brendan is a manager and someone I consider my friend. I met him a long time ago when he was a very young coach coaching kids and I consider him a friend,” he told reporters.

“Of course I know his words after the match but I also know his words today and today he told me congratulations for a great victory and a great performance.

“This is important to me especially because he is someone I consider a friend and I like. So I forget what he said after the match and instead what he said today.

“He watched the match on video again and now he understands what happened.”

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