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It's Demba Ba's Birthday And People Are Tagging Him In The Same Picture

It's Demba Ba's Birthday And People Are Tagging Him In The Same Picture

With three games left of the 2013/14 season, Liverpool faced title rivals Chelsea at Anfield.

Brendan Rodgers' side were on an eleven game winning streak at the time, and were five points ahead of the Blues when they met. Liverpool were also three points clear of Manchester City, at the time, who had a game in hand.

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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.

It was a game that will forever be remember for a moment just before the half-time whistle blew; when Gerrard 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.

It was a moment that Steven Gerrard would never forget, and clearly on Ba's birthday, nobody else has forgotten either.

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In an interview with The Times earlier this year, Gerrard revealed he still thinks about the slip:

"This wound has been open since that experience. I'm not sure it will close because I can't change that experience. It doesn't affect how I feel towards what I'm looking in on now...

"I don't drive myself crazy over it. At the same time, it was such a big year. It was the trophy that eluded me. I'm always going to look back and wish it was different."

Demba Ba, on the other hand, had no sympathy for the Liverpool captain at the time. Speaking to The Sun, he revealed that he is neither a Gerrard or Liverpool supporter:

"I didn't feel sorry for him. I'm not a Steven Gerrard supporter. I'm not a Liverpool supporter. I'm not a Man City supporter or happy that they won the league.

"It's all part of the game. It's the same as Crystal Palace last year when they were safe and had nothing to play for, they went and played at Stoke and sent them down by winning.

"You go and do your job, you go to win."

Topics: Football News, Chelsea, Football, Gerrard, Premier League, Steven Gerrard, birthday

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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