‘Is he f**king serious?’ Ex-Reds defender on Rodgers’ envelope

Glen Johnson thinks Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers tried “to be Jose Mourinho” at times during his spell in charge of Liverpool.

The Northern Irishman recently took over as Foxes boss following the sacking of Claude Puel, which has sparked fury among some Celtic fans.

Former Liverpool defender Johnson has given an insight into what it was like working under Rodgers at Anfield.

“There is that bit of it (confidence bordering on arrogance). And it stems from when he was the understudy for Mourinho at Chelsea,” Johnson told the True Geordie podcast.

“He got so many mannerisms from him that it was almost like he’s trying to be Mourinho.”

Johnson has admitted that Rodgers provided him and his team-mates with a number of cringeworthy moments, including the infamous incident involving three players names in an envelope.

“I remember I was looking around like ‘is he f*****g serious?,” Johnson add on the envelope speech.

“And you could bet your bottom dollar all those envelopes were 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.”