Mind games in the build-up to the Champions League final weren’t unexpected, so it was no surprise to hear this story.
Milan coach Ancelotti maybe thought that a quick comment about Reds captain Steven Gerrard would unsettle the player just a few days before the biggest match of his career. Speaking to the Sunday Express, Ancelotti said: "Steven Gerrard is a great player. Right now he is a Liverpool player and I am not going to upset Liverpool by talking any more about him.
In other words, I’ll just say enough to try and cause a bit of trouble. Ancelotti continued: "It will be different if he decides in the summer that he wants to leave. He is undoubtedly one of the best midfield players in the world. Of course, any top club would want him in their side. I like him very much – he is a wonderful player."
Now it’s up to Stevie to show Ancelotti just how good a player his. The 24-year-old player has already said that he’s going to talk about his future in the summer, and has hinted at staying at the club, but this gives the press more chances to link Gerrard with a move away from Anfield.