JOHN TERRY has admitted he had nightmares about heading to Anfield to face Liverpool.
It didn’t assist that Chelsea and the Reds have been consistently drawn in opposition to one another within the Champions League within the mid-noughties.
And Jose Mourinho’s aspect discovered it tough to silence the world well-known Kop stand, with Luis Garcia’s notorious ghost purpose placing the Reds by way of to the ultimate in the course of the 2004-05 season and propelling them to the Miracale of Instanbul.
Then two years later, Liverpool knocked Chelsea out on penalties as Mourinho’s Blues once more fell by the hands of Rafael Benitez & Co.
However Terry, Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba ultimately bought their revenge, this time with the second leg being performed at Stamford Bridge, serving to the Blues fireplace their method to an extra-time semi-final win.
And Terry, now 37, infamously slipped throughout his penalty kick within the ultimate as Chelsea misplaced to Manchester United on penalties in Moscow.
He informed Monday Evening Soccer: “Going to Anfield was horrible.
“The environment: you’d drive from the resort, a 30-minute bus trip and so they have been all on the streets, winding you up, throwing stuff on the bus.
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“It was a nightmare. It was the worst and greatest floor to go to. You did not worry going there.
“You sit up for going there, you sit up for the large video games and massive nights.
“The Champions League sport in 2005 might be the perfect environment I’ve ever performed in.”
After all Terry and his team-mates bought the final chortle in 2014 when – throughout Mourinho’s second stint on the membership – they managed to de-rail Liverpool’s title problem and Steven Gerrard made THAT notorious slip.