Demba Ba felt no pity for Steven Gerrard after infamous Liverpool slip – Daily Star

Demba Ba felt no pity for Steven Gerrard after infamous Liverpool slip – Daily Star

Despite the unfortunate mishap back in 2014, Gerrard of course remains a beloved figure among Anfield fans. The stakes were high as Brendan Rodgers’ Reds were inching towards their first-ever Premier League title a decade ago. Only three matches stood between the club and a long-awaited league victory when they hosted Jose Mourinho’s team. However, one of the most unforgettable moments in English top-flight history happened just before half-time, derailing Liverpool’s title ambitions.

In his attempt to recover it, he slipped, giving Ba a clear path to the goal. During a chat with Ba, he was quizzed about whether he felt any remorse for that notorious goal, and his response was refreshingly frank. “No, not really,” Ba admitted. “You make errors and others take advantage.

What Steven Gerrard has done for the world of football is tremendous. But this is life, unfortunately.” As a small solace for Gerrard, Chelsea later sealed the match with a 94th-minute Willian goal, meaning Gerrard’s mishap wasn’t the sole reason for the defeat. The Liverpool icon poured out his heartache in his autobiography years later, expressing the emotional toll of the incident.

“I sat in the back of the car and felt the tears rolling down my face,” he revealed. “I hadn’t cried for years but, on the way home, I couldn’t stop. The tears kept coming. I can’t even tell you if the streets were thick with traffic or as empty as I was on the inside.

It was killing me.” In the end, Manchester City won their remaining games and clinched what was then their second Premier League title, leaving Liverpool in their wake.


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