Chelsea captain Terry tribute to management of Liverpool boss Rodgers

Chelsea skipper John Terry is full of praise for the management of Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.

Chelsea skipper John Terry is full of praise for the management of Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.

Rodgers was an academy coach and reserve team coach at Chelsea at a time when Terry was establishing himself in Jose Mourinho’s side at Stamford Bridge.

"I know Brendan very well," said Terry. "He is a great manager and was brilliant for me and some of the other players. I can only speak highly of him.

"There were many ways he helped me. When Jose was there, he was always around. A couple of times I was left out of the side or injured and he’d pull me to one side.

"He did a nice little video of me scoring goals, making tackles and had a 15-20 minute chat with me.

"At the time it was something nobody had ever done and it just goes to show his man-management and how well he’s doing and how well he’ll do in the future.

"It’s little things like that which as a player it really gives you a boost when you’re down. He was a real gentleman."

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