May 27, 2024

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Steven Gerrard’s Slip During Chelsea Vs Liverpool Happened Seven Years Ago Today

Again in 2014, Liverpool experienced a glorious prospect to acquire their initial title in 24 several years. Brendan Rodgers built a workforce of incredible attacking quality led by the 3 male attacking line up of Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling.

With three games left of the year Liverpool faced title rivals Chelsea. The Reds experienced long gone on an 11 video game successful streak and were being five points ahead of the Blues and a few factors clear of Manchester City, who experienced a recreation in hand.

Liverpool knew a attract would be a good final result and a win would knock Chelsea out of the league title. Being aware of that, and owning a grudge against Liverpool from his rivalry with Rafa Benitez, Jose Mourinho went comprehensive Jose and established up to frustrate Rodgers’ aspect.

Image: PA
Picture: PA

Mourinho’s side did their most effective to frustrate Liverpool with a deep defensive line and sh**residence time throwing away from the off.

The seminal instant for Gerrard’s occupation and the title race came as the fifty percent was ending. In harm time Gerrard miscontrolled a pass by Mamadou Sakho and slipped attempting to rectify the blunder. It permitted Demba Ba to latch onto the ball, managing as a result of unopposed to open the scoring.

What included to the horror was the actuality that subsequent Liverpool’s extraordinary 3-2 win against Town just two weeks ahead of the Chelsea activity, a gain that place them in handle of the title, Gerrard had gathered the gamers for an psychological huddle screaming ‘we do not let this slip,’ the ultimate cruel irony.

Liverpool would go on to shed the video game 2- just after yet another counter assault objective in injuries time, this time from Willian in the 94th moment.

The Reds had a different opportunity to maintain management of the league title eight times later on when they performed Crystal Palace. City’s recreation in hand meant the title could go down to aim variation.

Liverpool seemed fantastic as they opened a 3- lead in excess of Palace but in the most extraordinary manner Palace battled back to make a attract just after ambitions in the 79th, 81st and 88th minutes.

Town would win all of their remaining fixtures and get their 2nd Premier League title while Liverpool, Rodgers and Gerrard ended up remaining to question what if?

Satisfied Anniversary Stevie, if it can be satisfied in any way. At the very least Liverpool have won a title now.