It’s been seven years since Steven Gerrard’s notorious slip in opposition to Chelsea – a second that the now Rangers boss admits that he nonetheless thinks about ‘most days’.
And as we speak would have been no completely different for the Liverpool legend – with Chelsea’s boss that day, Jose Mourinho, poking enjoyable at Gerrard and co on Instagram.
Liverpool have been seemingly on the cusp of ending what would have been a 24-year await a league title earlier than catastrophe struck on the stroke of half-time at Anfield on April 27, 2014.
It was in that one cut up second the entire floor caved in for Gerrard, who miscontrolled a easy go from Mamadou Sakho and slipped inside his personal half permitting Demba Ba to run via unaided to provide Chelsea a vital lead.
Mourinho, who was axed by Tottenham final week after simply 17 months on the helm, uploaded an image exhibiting himself making an attempt to maintain the ball away from Gerrard, Liverpool skipper’s on the time.
And he accompanied it with the moderately cheeky caption: “Anfield, April 27th 2014. Ball possession.”
Satirically, the Blues blew open the race for the Premier League title by ending leaders Liverpool’s 11-game successful streak having loved simply 27 per cent possession that day.
Talking again in March 2019, Gerrard admitted that second in opposition to Chelsea will at all times be one which can taint his profession with a component of unhappiness.
“This wound has been open since that have,” he mentioned.
“I’m undecided it is going to shut as a result of I can’t change that have. It doesn’t have an effect on how I really feel in direction of what I’m wanting in on now.
“I don’t drive myself loopy over it. On the similar time, it was such a giant 12 months. It was the trophy that eluded me. I’m at all times going to look again and need it was completely different.
“I give it some thought most days. A Liverpool crew successful the league would assist how I really feel for positive.
“Once I analyse it correctly I perceive it wasn’t simply that second (the slip) however nonetheless a part of my head thinks it’s.
“Folks say to me, to make me really feel higher, it was over 38 video games.
“However I nonetheless know, behind what you’re saying to me, that second was so massive.”