Liverpool full-back Glen Johnson has admitted that he lost respect for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, before claiming that Brendan Rodgers is a better boss, the Mirror understands.
The 29 year old has criticised the Blues boss for dropping him for a Champions League match against Barcelona in when the pair worked together at the London club.
Johnson claims that his then manager had vowed to keep him in the side if he played well, but was left out despite winning back to back man of the match awards in the run up to the European tie.
He went on to say that his current manager would never do such a thing, and that he is a much better man manager than his former mentor.
The England international, who is set to win his fiftieth cap in this evening’s friendly against Denmark at Wembley, moved to Portsmouth in 2007 and won the FA Cup in his first season, before transferring to Anfield in the summer of 2009.
He has made over one hundred and fifty appearances for the Reds, and is hopeful of agreeing a new contract with the club with his current deal set to expire at the end of next season.