Liverpool FC will get a very special visit from Chelsea on this Premier League weekend and fight against its ghosts from the 2013-14 season.
The infamous Steven Gerrard slip from Liverpool’s 2013-14 Premier League match vs Chelsea is inevitable to remember this weekend.
The Reds are getting a visit from the one squad that prevented their title glory five years ago but without forgetting that the main culprit was the Liverpool captain.
This season has some very interesting parallels from 2014 that are worth mentioning.
The two squads that are fighting for the title until the very end are the Reds and Manchester City, that’s the most important one.
Manchester City also has Sergio Aguero as one of the most important players of the season and Liverpool also has a great goal scorer such as Mohamed Salah.
Back then, the Reds had an unplayable Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard as the captain.
The fight between both teams is very narrow at the top of the table and only a stinker such as that cursed slip could waste the whole season for either side.
Although Manchester City still has one less match to play than Manchester City, Liverpool is the one with the bigger pressure.
So we move to Chelsea and the incredibly complicated task of defeating Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield.
Maurizio Sarri’s squad is coming from a good week in regards to results and they have Eden Hazard on fire right now.
🤫 "Don't talk about it. Forget it"
Jurgen Klopp urges Liverpool fans to forget about the 'Gerrard slip' incident v Chelsea from 2014 as they prepare to face the Blues this weekend in an another huge game in the title race.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) April 12, 2019
Liverpool also has a player in top form with Mohamed Salah getting cozy up front with some winners at the end of their last two Premier League games.
This match will come as either a blessing or a curse for Liverpool and remembering that dreaded day back 2014 will do all Reds’ supporters no good.
Steve Gerrard has repeated many times that he still has nightmares about that infamous day and he will be watching next weekend.
Only winning the Premier League title this season will put Gerrard’s unhappiness to rest after missing that opportunity when he was still a player.
Jurgen Klopp certainly will try his best to fulfill that dream that the Liverpool legend has and you can tell how much work he puts into motivating the players.
Some of the footballers who are more identified with the club’s tradition are the ones who suffer from pressure the most.
Klopp has done a fantastic psychological job with each and every one of these players this season.
However, we are entering the most challenging part of the tournament and beating Chelsea will be absolutely essential for the Reds to continue with their quest.
In fact, there is a very weird stat that could actually help Liverpool and harm Manchester City near the end of the season.
Lemme tell you something. Sky has a longform piece on Steven Gerrard's slip against Chelsea that cost Liverpool the title. And it includes this graphic, which made me gasp. I dunno but this might be violence. https://t.co/LGvInSdbV2 pic.twitter.com/GbVJ3Y7gnD
— Miriti Murungi (@NutmegRadio) April 12, 2019
The Burnley anomaly.
As everything keeps progressing in the Premier League for both Liverpool and Manchester City, there is a glitch worth mentioning.
This error in the Matrix is a very odd statistic that seems to have Manchester City’s destiny completely set for this season.
The Citizens’ visit to Burnley on April 28 is a very interesting date for Pep Guardiola’s side and possibly a ray of hope for Liverpool.
The Clarets have a very curious record when it comes to facing the reigning Premier League champion during the season.
The defeated Manchester United at home in the 2009-10 season. they did the same against Manchester City on the 2014-15 season.
They also got Leicester City at home on the 2016-17 season and all those three matches with the same 1-0 result.
But this is where it gets weirder because winning at home with a regular scoreline always seems normal for any Premier League club.
However, Burnley defeated Chelsea 2-3 at Stamford Bridge on the 2017-18 season and completely beat the odds.
We know that these are only stats and nothing weird will probably happen.
But Pep Guardiola is a massive football history buff and he must be aware of this glitch in the Matrix.
None of this happens if Liverpool doesn’t beat Chelsea next weekend, we mustn’t forget that.
Don’t worry Liverpool, every season Burnley have been in the PL, we’ve beaten the reigning champions! We’ve got this 😂
2009/10 Burnley 1 – Man Utd 0
2014/15 Burnley 1 – Man City 0
2016/17 Burnley 1 – Leicester 0
2017/18 Chelsea 2 – Burnley 3
2018/19 Burnley V Man City
— Royal Dyche (@RoyalDyche) April 10, 2019
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