Jamie Carragher believed senior Liverpool players were worried about Jose Mourinho bringing in the club before Rafa Benitez was named.
At the time, Mourinho was FC Porto’s boss and managed to run Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in England
Having just clinched the Champions League with Porto, Liverpool were considering Mourinho to replace Gerard Houllier.
However, the players at Anfield at the time, felt the Portuguese would not fit the ‘Liverpool way’.
“Gerard Houllier had lost his job and Rick Parry had interviewed Rafa Benitez at some stage. He was just keeping the senior players informed of where they were up to.
“But I think the feeling was that Jose Mourinho couldn’t be a Liverpool manager. Possibly, in some ways, because of the way he conducted himself at times,” Carragher told Sky Sports.