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Toni Kroos Once Inadvertently Mocked Steven Gerrard's Slip In Front Of The Former Liverpool Captain

Josh Lawless

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Toni Kroos Once Inadvertently Mocked Steven Gerrard's Slip In Front Of The Former Liverpool Captain

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Toni Kroos once inadvertently mocked Steven Gerrard's slip when the two faced off on the pitch.

Both Liverpool and Real Madrid were paired in the same Champions League group in the 2014/15 campaign and Los Blancos came to Anfield on 22 October.

The reigning European champions won 3-0, with Karim Benzema notching twice and Cristiano Ronaldo also getting on the scoresheet.

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There was a point in the game where Gerrard pressed his fellow No.8 Kroos in the centre circle.

The German did his best Gerrard impression by losing his footing - though he just about managed to recover and retain the ball.

Ironically, the slip happened incredibly close to the exact spot where Gerrard infamous slipped and allowed Demba Ba to score for Chelsea a few months prior in April.

That 2-0 defeat at home to Chelsea, coupled with a 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace where they were 3-0 up, led to Manchester City winning their only league title under Manuel Pellegrini by two points on the final day.

"I think about it most days, a Liverpool team winning the league would help how I feel for sure," Gerrard said back in 2020 on The Greatest Game with Jamie Carragheras per Yahoo Sports.

"When I analyse it properly, I obviously understand it wasn't just that moment [that cost Liverpool the title], but still part of me in my head thinks it is.

"People say to me to make me feel better: 'It was over 28 games', but I still know behind what you're saying to me that moment was so big.

"Brendan [Rodgers] said recently that Jordan Henderson's suspension killed us and it did... an own goal that Kolo Toure scored when we were winning at West Brom and drew the game and lost two points.

"All little things like that during the season, but it wasn't at that time, that moment against that team, so that's still behind all those people trying to soften it up for me."

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Topics: Toni Kroos, Steven Gerrard, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Football, Champions League

Josh Lawless
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