Demba Ba has insisted he took no pleasure in watching Steven Gerrard slip over and inadvertedly throw away Liverpool’s hopes of winning the 2013/14 Premier League title.

Ba was part of a weakened Chelsea side that travelled to Anfield in April 2014, and it was the Senegal striker who pounced on a now infamous slip from Gerrard to put his side ahead and fire them to a shock 2-0 victory which all but ended Liverpool’s hopes of an emotional title victory.

‘The Slip’ is one of the most talked-about moments in league history – not helped by the fact Gerrard had warned his side not to let their lead ‘f**king slip’ only a week earlier – but speaking to The Athletic, Ba confessed that he did not realise just how important the incident would become.

“I only realised how big a deal that was a couple of years later, when people still talked about it,” he said. “They still talk about it! It was traumatic for them. But we didn’t enjoy the fact that we killed their dream, we simply enjoyed winning.”



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