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Chelsea captain Terry credits Rodgers with reviving his career


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By Andrew Tuft

Friday 19 April 2013

Chelsea captain John Terry has revealed how Brendan Rodgers - now Liverpool manager but a former coach at Stamford Bridge under Jose Mourinho - breathed new life into his career, the Daily Mirror has reported.


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The Reds host Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday and Terry, who has fallen out of favour under interim boss Rafael Benitez, has spoken of a time when Rodgers put together a compilation DVD of Terry’s best moments and showed it to him.


Terry was out of Mourinho’s side at that point and had struggled with injuries but the footage - of Terry scoring goals and making tackles - revitalised his spirits, while the conversation the pair had also focused Terry’s mind.


He said: “When Jose was here, 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, why he's doing so well and how well he'll do in the future. It's little things like that which, as a player, really give you a boost when you're down. He was a real gentleman.


Terry added that from working closely with Rodgers, it was clear even then he would go on to become a manager in the future - but that when they meet on Sunday, it is vital Chelsea come away with a victory.


They always seem to up their game when we go there. Like us, they have had a mixed season themselves, but I know Brendan very well, he is a great manager and was brilliant for me and the other players. I can only speak highly of him,” Terry said.


I am looking forward to seeing him again, because there were many ways he helped me, but three points is a must for us.


Chelsea are currently third in the Premier League table, 11 points clear of Liverpool, with Liverpool having played a game more. Rodgers’ side need the win to close the gap on local rivals Everton, which, before the weekend’s fixtures, stands at six points.


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