Can you believe it? It's been seven years since Chelsea put a huge dent in Liverpool's title hopes when Steven Gerrard slipped (after he called on his side to 'not let this slip') and allowed Demba Ba to score. The rest is history.
At the time, Brendan Rodgers' side were on an eleven game winning streak in the Premier League and, with three games left of the 2013/14 season, the Reds were five points ahead of Jose Mourinho's men when they went head-to-head at Anfield.
Liverpool were also three points clear of Manchester City, at the time, who had a game in hand. But this was the moment to really stretch their lead in the title race - they knew a draw would be a good result, and a win would knock Chelsea out of contention.
:date: April 13th - 'This does not f*cking slip now. We go again!'- SPORTbible (@sportbible) April 27, 2021
:date: April 27th: Gerrard slips to allow Demba Ba to score
One of the most infamous moments in Premier League history happened on this day... :grimacing:https://t.co/evH4FKnCpI
Rodgers side ultimately blew it with just a matter of games remaining but for many, it was a game that will forever be remembered for a rare mistake from Steven Gerrard, who miscontrolled a pass by Mamadou Sakho and slipped trying to rectify his mistake.
It allowed Demba Ba to latch onto the ball, running through unopposed to open the scoring.
Did someone say Liverpool v Chelsea? :wink: pic.twitter.com/0uCFbbZEVF- Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 13, 2019
Another moment that people remember from that game at Anfield was Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's heated clash with Liverpool's captain on the touchline - when 'The Special One' grabbed the ball away from the midfielder.
Seven years on and that man Mourinho has taken a brutal dig on the anniversary of the incident with a post on Instagram.
The 58-year-old, who was recently sacked as Tottenham manager after being criticised by many for his negative approach with the North London side, shared a picture of his clash with Gerrard and wrote: "Anfield, April 27th 2014. Ball possession."
Mourinho's 'park the bus' approach to that game at Anfield in particular didn't go down well with many, including a frustrated Brendan Rodgers.
"They sat in really deep," he said after the game. "They parked two buses, rather than one."
The then Chelsea manager, however, questioned those comments. "A defensive display? I am confused with what the media thinks about defensive displays." he said.
"When a team defends well, you call it a defensive display. It was a beautiful victory."
José Mourinho with a cheeky reference to Gerrard's slip.. :eyes: pic.twitter.com/8ws1E6CtMP- Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) April 27, 2021
Whatever you think about Mourinho and his management style, I think we can all agree that his mind-games and sense of humour will be missed in the remaining weeks of the Premier League season.
Let us know your thoughts on Jose's latest Instagram post in the comments.
Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports/Instagram - Jose Mourinho
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