On This Day: 6 years ago Steven Gerrard made an atrocious mistake to lose the Premier League title which Liverpool was nearest to win.
The Premier League title and Liverpool are two things which have not gone together ever since the competition started. On many occasions, the Reds have reached near to win it but never won it.
Steven Gerrard, who gave most of his career to Liverpool failed to lift the trophy even once, despite claiming Champions League and FA Cup as the captain of Liverpool.
Although in 2014 Liverpool was near to win the Premier League under the charge of Brendan Rodgers, under whom Luis Suarez was having his best season in England, Daniel Sturridge was on fire and the world witnessed a young Raheem Sterling.
It was a perfect occasion for Liverpool to honour their captain by winning the Premier League as his time with the club was coming to an end. However, there were few hurdles for Liverpool ahead before they could clinch the title.
The Reds played Chelsea in one of the final matchdays of the Premier League and horror struck them when their Captain made an unforgivable mistake.
At the end of the first half, Gerrard received a pass and as soon as he was about to turn, he slipped and things went beyond repair as Demba Ba pounced on the ball and came one-on-one against Simon Mignolet before placing the ball inside.
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The most famous Liverpool 🆚 Chelsea moment ever.
The slip 🤦♂️pic.twitter.com/EdHzw8Y6Sr
— Goal (@goal) April 14, 2019
The Liverpool fans chanted Gerrard’s name at half-time but, try as he might with a succession of long-range shots, their usually inspirational skipper could not make amends for his mistake.
Moments later, Chelsea made sure of the three points that put the title race back in the balance. Fernando Torres broke clear and unselfishly played in Willian to fire home their second goal and ensure it was Mourinho, and not Rodgers, celebrating at the final whistle.
Manchester won the game in hand and came level on points with Liverpool. Things got worse later when Liverpool played a 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace, snubbing them of their maiden title.