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Jurgen Kloop: Gerrard infamous slip can finally be laid to rest

Discussion in 'English league' started by No1 Man Utd fan, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. No1 Man Utd fan

    No1 Man Utd fan New Member

    Jurgen Klopp believes it is time to stop talking about Steven Gerrard's costly slip against Chelsea in 2014 after Andy Robertson survived a similar mishap as Liverpool beat the Blues on Sunday.

    Liverpool had briefly dropped into second place following Manchester City's 3-1 win against Crystal Palace earlier on Sunday, but stormed back to the summit with a victory sealed by a goal of the season contender from Salah.

    Steven Gerrard famously slipped when the Reds faced the Blues in 2014 with Liverpool on course to win the Premier League title. His gaffe led to Demba Ba racing through on goal, as his shot nestled into the back of the net and Chelsea won 2-0 at Anfield.

    In defeating Chelsea, for the first time here since 2012, there was also a collective sense of catharsis, exorcising the trauma of Steven Gerrard’s slip five years ago that cost Liverpool the last time they were this close to being champions.

    The hosts were leading 2-0 at Anfield thanks to goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah when Scotland defender Roberston lost his footing inside his own half during Sunday's game.

    But luckily for the Scottish left-back Robertson, his slip on Sunday came when Liverpool were leading 2-0 in the closing stages of the game, following goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

    Maurizio Sarri's side could not take advantage, Gonzalo Higuain latched onto the loose ball after Robertson tumbled to the ground, but his attack came to nothing, with Klopp turning to the home fans and letting out an almighty roar.

    The ex-Hull defender took to social media to make light of his slip, posting a picture of himself on the ground, with the caption: "Relaxxx."

    Reds fans saw the funny side on Twitter, as one commented: "Robertson slipped, Chelsea fans whistled. Klopp responds with a fist pump and Anfield roars with support. My manager."

    Afterwards, Klopp told a press conference: "By the way, on this point, we can finally close the slipping book. Robbo slipped and nothing happened, so it’s not a Liverpool thing. Done."

    Van Dijk after the game: Five years ago didn't matter today. Today was a totally different game, different circumstances, we knew it would be different and we showed great things through the game and overall are very happy with the three points."

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