New Delhi: Certainly aware of Frank Lampard's role at Manchester City, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said that he would try to sign Steven Gerrard on loan after the midfielder leaves Liverpool.
Liverpool club captain will leave Anfield at the end of current season and will play in Major League Soccer (MLS) in America, where he will turn up for Los Angeles Galaxy. Gerrard has spent more than 25-years with his boyhood club and won UEFA Champions League title in 2005.
Talking to BBC 5, the Portuguese coach hailed Gerrard as one of the best players in the English Premier League (EPL) and admitted that he is not happy with the latter's departure.
"I'm not happy he leaves. I would love the Premier League to keep always the best players... I think he has more than enough quality to play in the Premier League. In spite (of the fact) he's my opponent, I feel sorry that he's leaving," the Portuguese rued.
Then, the 51-year-old former Inter Milan and Real Madrid manager said he would probably try “to get him on loan."
Interestingly, Chelsea legend Lampard returned to Manchester City on loan from MLS club New York City and has since scored seven goals, five of which in the league including an equaliser against the London club.
Gerrard played for 70 minutes against Chelsea in their Capital One Cup semi-final first leg 1-1 draw at Anfield on Tuesday.
Earlier, Liverpool chief executive officer Ian Ayre also talked about a possible loan move for Gerrard once the former England captain joins LA Galaxy.