Demba Ba hilariously trolls Steven Gerrard over infamous slip during Liverpool vs Chelsea 2014 that ultimately cost the Reds the title.
Despite their current hiccup, Liverpool are well on course for a maiden Premier League title. Despite the 22-point lead however, many supporters are still somewhat hesitant to start celebrating. The fans are well aware of the 2013/14 season where they came agonisingly close to the title and let it slip, both figuratively and literally.
Back then, Liverpool’s title run was bought to a halt after losing 2-0 to Chelsea. The first of the two came when the then captain Steven Gerrard made a mess of a pass and slipped. This allowed Demba Ba to collect the ball and send it past Simon Mignolet to open the scoring.
This led to dropped shoulders and Willian scored a second late in the match to put an end to Liverpool’s title hopes. Manchester City went on to win the title with only 2 points separating them from the Reds.
The man responsible for putting the brakes on Liverpool’s dreams has now reignited old memories on social media with a post that has sent social media into meltdown.
The Senegalese replied to a tweet which featured a video showing an amateur five aside match. In the clip, a player kicked the ball out of play after his opponent slipped. The video was captioned: “What would you have done?” and Demba Ba made sure to let everyone know what he would have done.
Demba Ba hilariously trolls Steven Gerrard over infamous slip during Liverpool vs Chelsea 2014
— Demba Ba (@dembabafoot) March 7, 2020
The tweet has since gone viral, picking up 13,000 retweets and 48,000 ‘likes’ in just over an hour!
Gerrard spoke on the moment with Jamie Carragher on his The Greatest Game podcast earlier this year.
“I think about it most days, a Liverpool team winning the league would help how I feel for sure,” Gerrard said. “People say to me to make me feel better: ‘It was over 28 games’, but I still know behind what you’re saying to me that moment was so big.”
“It was such a big year. It was the trophy that eluded me so of course I am always going to look back and wish it was different.”
While Liverpool winning the Premier League may not erase the memories. Seeing the trophy at Anfield will surely do its part for the Reds legend who spent a majority of his career while his peers left for greener pastures.
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