Mourinho: Rodgers regrets tactics jibe

Frank Dalleres
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JOSE Mourinho last night drew a line under his dispute with Liverpool boss and former protege Brendan Rodgers.

The Chelsea manager revealed his Premier League title rival had spoken to him yesterday to make peace after criticising Mourinho’s tactics in the Blues’ 2-0 win at Anfield on Sunday.

Mourinho said: “Pundits are pundits; 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.

“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. So, especially because I consider him a friend, I prefer to forget the words after the match and keep the words of today.

“He’s an intelligent guy and I believe that after the match he watched it on video and I think now he understands what happened.”

Rodgers, a youth team coach at Chelsea during Mourinho’s first spell in charge a decade ago, had said the Blues “parked two buses” in front of goal in Sunday’s game.