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.
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.
Did someone say Liverpool v Chelsea? :wink: pic.twitter.com/0uCFbbZEVF- Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 13, 2019
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.
It's Demba Ba's birthday so there's only one picture worth posting and we all know what it is :joy: pic.twitter.com/lDQUfCE5tL- ShotOnGoal (@shotongoal247) May 25, 2019
:birthday: HAPPY BIRTHDAY :birthday:- WeLoveBetting (@WeLoveBettingUK) May 25, 2019
Demba Ba turns 34 today.
No doubt Steven Gerrard still probably sees him in his nightmares... pic.twitter.com/DzoCb6d77x
:grimacing: A man who will live on in Steven Gerrard's nightmares- The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) May 25, 2018
Happy Birthday Demba Ba! pic.twitter.com/LViAcBz7Sl
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.
:speaking_head: Demba Ba on that famous slip: "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."- ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) April 14, 2019
Absolute no remorse from Ba :joy: pic.twitter.com/OA8XJtgXgc
"You go and do your job, you go to win."