I don’t make enjoyable of it. Properly, possibly a few times

Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba has admitted that he has made ‘enjoyable’ of Steven Gerrard‘s notorious slip in Liverpool’s 2-0 Premier League loss to the Blues on 27 April 2014.

Going into the sport at Anfield, the Reds knew that seven factors from their final three league video games would win them the Premier League title. Jose Mourinho arrange a fairly defensive facet and Chelsea have been joyful to take in the strain and await alternatives to assault.

One such likelihood got here in first-half stoppage time, when Gerrard slipped and failed to manage a easy cross in his personal half. Ba was on his toes and pounced on the chance, making no mistake together with his end and placing Chelsea 1-0 up on the break.

As soon as a Liverpool fan-favorite, Fernando Torres broke the Reds’ followers hearts as he assisted teammate Willian’s second half stoppage-time strike. The draw meant Liverpool didn’t have their destiny in their very own arms with regard to the title.

Recalling the slip, which proved to be pivotal in Liverpool’s 2013-14 league season falling aside, Ba instructed FourFourTwo:

“I keep in mind all of my targets like they have been my past love, however this one may be very particular to folks due to the situation and the drama that went with it. Gerrard hadn’t gained the league and Liverpool hadn’t for a few years.

“It was a really tough moment for those players. For me, frankly, it’s just another goal. There are iconic moments in football where you’re the good guy or the bad guy – that’s life. I don’t make fun of it. Well, maybe once or twice…!”

Liverpool drew the next league sport towards Crystal Palace 3-3 regardless of holding a 3-0 lead within the sport. Their last-day win towards Newcastle United wasn’t sufficient as Manchester Metropolis gained the league title by two factors.

What Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard mentioned about his slip in Chelsea defeat

Steven Gerrard in the end left Liverpool in the summertime of 2015 having by no means gained the Premier League title. He joined LA Galaxy and performed for them till his retirement as a participant in January 2017.

Gerrard spoke in regards to the slip in an interview in June 2015 and mentioned, through the Guardian:

“The slip happened at a bad time, it was cruel for me personally. There’s not a day that doesn’t go by that I don’t think about what if that didn’t happen. Would things have been different? Would it have turned out different? Maybe it might of, I don’t know.”

Liverpool eventually won the Premier League title in the 2019-20 season under Jurgen Klopp’s reign. But it came five years after Gerrard, a legend at Liverpool, left Anfield.

The Englishman is currently the manager of Saudi Professional League membership Al-Ettifaq, having managed Aston Villa, Rangers, and Liverpool’s youth groups up to now.

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