Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba has triggered Liverpool fans with a one-word tweet that effectively returns heartbreaking memories about the way Liverpool bottled their chance to win the English Premier League title in the 2013/2014 season.
Ba had an excellent spell in the Premier League for the Blues and West Ham but is best known for the moment he capitalized on Gerrard’s slip in 2014 to score and instigate an unravelling of the Reds’ title challenge.
Chelsea, with Jose Mourinho in the dugout, went on to win 2-0 as Willian doubled their lead in the dying minutes of the encounter.
Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool ended up losing the Premier League title to Manchester City that season by just two points.
Recently, Gerrard told The Greatest Game podcast with Jamie Carragher how he reminisces on the slip.
“I think about it (the slip) most days, a Liverpool team winning the league would help how I feel for sure,”
“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.”
Ba used the word “score” to repost a video captioned “what would you have done?
— Demba Ba (@dembabafoot) March 7, 2020
The video which is almost a replica of 2014’s event shows how a player in an amateur five-a-side match slips, and his opponent then kicks the ball back to the goalkeeper in an act of sportsmanship.
Chelsea fans sure enjoyed the troll but Liverpool fans would certainly feel some hurt considering they’d have ended a decades-long title drought.
However, the Anfield side are firmly on course to bury the ghost of Gerard’s slip this season with their first title in 30 years.
Jurgen Klopp’s side recovered from a loss at Watford last weekend to beat Bournemouth on Saturday to extend their lead at the top of the table to 25 points with nine games left.