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).
#OnThisDay in 2014…
Steven Gerrard's infamous slip against Chelsea led to Jose Mourinho's side snatching a win at Anfield…?? pic.twitter.com/Yv0kbA4MiH
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 27, 2020
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:
— IrishScouser (@irish_scouser) April 27, 2020
Not now lads
— Ashley New (@AshNew91) April 27, 2020
— Tom ? (@lfctomzze) April 27, 2020
Real classy Sky Sports.
— Glorious Divock (@Biplav111) April 27, 2020
i think its better to delete that tweets
— Herman Mdee (@DonSonko) April 27, 2020
Do you guys always have to remind us ?????
— Floyd..(Fk) (@Floyd_Kubayi) April 27, 2020
— NTIBA?? (@ElphazNtiba) April 27, 2020
When can we see John Terry’s slip
— Brian Coakley ( @? ) (@BriansFishing) April 27, 2020
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!