Gary Neville Gives His Honest Verdict On Steven Gerrard's Infamous Slip Against Chelsea

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has never been able to live down his infamous slip against Chelsea in 2014.

The 38-year-old former England international lost the ball near the end of the first half, which allowed former Blues striker Demba Ba to pounce on the loose ball and open the scoring against the Reds.

Liverpool would lose 2-0 against Chelsea and it proved to be a decisive blow in their hopes of capturing the Premier League title.

Now, former Manchester United star Gary Neville has offered his two cents when the topic was brought up on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football.

"I've not said this before because at the time, it was such a deep wound for Liverpool fans and Steven Gerrard personally," he said.

"I thought the 'keeper should have done better. I've never said it before.


"If that was a moment later on this season, I think Alisson would save it. I think eight times out of ten, he would save it.

"I think it's a scuffed shot from Demba Ba, I don't think he looks confident. It goes in and nobody ever blamed Mignolet for that goal.

"I don't think you can blame him, I don't think you can say he was at fault, but Alisson would have saved it."

Well, that might come as a surprise for some folks.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has shown why he splashed out big in the summer to secure Alisson.

The Reds climbed to the top of the Premier League over the weekend after Manchester City suffered their first defeat in the league against Chelsea.

Oh, Gerrard must wish he had Alisson in net instead of Simon Mignolet in 2014.

Either way, the Rangers boss does have aspirations to become a manager at Anfield someday, so there might still be a chance for him to lead the club to a Premier League title from the dugout.

Agree or disagree with Neville?

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