It’s been seven years since Steven Gerrard’s infamous slip against Chelsea – a moment that the now Rangers boss admits that he still thinks about ‘most days’.
And today would have been no different for the Liverpool legend – with Chelsea’s boss that day, Jose Mourinho, poking fun at Gerrard and co on Instagram.
Liverpool were seemingly on the cusp of ending what would have been a 24-year wait for a league title before disaster struck on the stroke of half-time at Anfield on April 27, 2014.
It was in that one split second the whole ground caved in for Gerrard, who miscontrolled a simple pass from Mamadou Sakho and slipped inside his own half allowing Demba Ba to run through unaided to give Chelsea a crucial lead.
Mourinho, who was axed by Tottenham last week after just 17 months at the helm, uploaded a picture showing himself trying to keep the ball away from Gerrard, Liverpool skipper’s at the time.
And he accompanied it with the rather cheeky caption: “Anfield, April 27th 2014. Ball possession.”
Ironically, the Blues blew open the race for the Premier League title by ending leaders Liverpool’s 11-game winning streak having enjoyed just 27 per cent possession that day.
Speaking back in March 2019, Gerrard admitted that moment against Chelsea will always be one which will taint his career with an element of sadness.
“This wound has been open since that experience,” he said.
“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.
“I think about it most days. A Liverpool team winning the league would help how I feel for sure.
“When I analyse it properly I understand it wasn’t just that moment (the slip) but still part of my head thinks it is.
“People say to me, to make me feel better, it was over 38 games.
“But I still know, behind what you’re saying to me, that moment was so big.”