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Liverpool fans fume at Sky Sports over repeated coverage of Steven Gerrard’s slip


A number of Liverpool fans have expressed their dissatisfaction with being given a “painful” reminder of a defining moment from six years ago today.

On 27 April 2014, Steven Gerrard lost his balance when attempting to control a pass from Mamadou Sakho and Chelsea’s Demba Ba duly seized upon the loose ball with 40 yards of open space ahead of him to score the Blues’ opening goal in a 2-0 victory at Anfield (as per BBC) – a horror moment which was shared on Twitter by Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL).

That defeat struck a fateful blow to Liverpool’s hopes of Premier League glory that season and ended an 11-game winning sequence in the division, with Manchester City duly seizing control of the title race and finishing as champions. It also preceded a kamikaze 3-3 draw at Crystal Palace a week later in which the Reds blew a three-goal lead in the final 15 minutes.

Sky Sports also uploaded an article called ‘Gerrard: The story of the slip‘ on their website this morning on the six-year anniversary of its regrettable occurrence and that, in conjunction with the aforementioned tweet, sparked a less than enthusiastic reaction from these Liverpool fans on Twitter:

Liverpool fans, were you angered by Sky Sports’ repeated coverage of Gerrard’s costly slip in 2014? Share your views in the comments section below!

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