Ex-Liverpool star Glen Johnson pokes fun at ‘three envelopes’ trick Brendan Rodgers used saying he wanted to be Mourinho

GLEN JOHNSON caught the boot into Brendan Rodgers’ motivational methods throughout his time at Liverpool.

Rodgers used the ‘three envelope’ trick, a ploy utilized by Sir Alex Ferguson in an try to squeeze extra out of the squad when he arrived at Anfield in 2012.

Glen Johnson was not shopping for into Brendan Rodgers’ type of motivationReuters

The method was proven throughout the notorious fly-on-the-wall documentary ‘Being Liverpool’.

Rodgers confirmed three envelopes to his squad and explaining that he had written down the names of three gamers he predicted would let Liverpool down that season – then positioned the names contained in the envelopes.

However retired Johnson, who labored with the Leicester boss for 3 years on Merseyside, revealed the ploy backfired as he merely didn’t purchase it.

He informed The Kick Off in 2019: “I remember I was looking around like ‘is he f*****g serious?”

“And you can guess your backside greenback all these envelopes have been empty.

“After that it was a ‘trying to get a reaction’ sort-of speech.

“And then over the course of the season hoping that everyone’s forgotten about that meeting and no one brings it up.”

In addition to the dodgy trick, Johnson known as Rodgers out for attempting too arduous to repeat the person he learnt a lot from, Jose Mourinho.

He added: “It kind of stems from when he was understudy to Mourinho at Chelsea.

“He’s obtained so many mannerisms from him which just about looks as if generally he’s attempting to be Mourinho.

“You know when someone’s trying too hard? It doesn’t carry the same punch.”

GLEN JOHNSON caught the boot into Brendan Rodgers’ motivational methods throughout his time at Liverpool. Rodgers used the ‘three envelope’ trick, a ploy utilized by Sir Alex Ferguson in an try to squeeze extra out of the squad when he arrived at Anfield in 2012. The method was proven throughout the notorious fly-on-the-wall documentary ‘BeingRead MorePremier League – newest information, switch rumours, outcomes and fixtures |The Solar

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