Liverpool will host Chelsea at Anfield Stadium in the 34th match of the Premier League on Sunday (4/14/2019). Following this duel, the Reds were overshadowed by bad memories in 2014.
In the 2013-2014 season, Liverpool had a big chance of winning the Premier League. However, the Red squad’s ambition to end the title drought in the Premier League must be broken.
Together with Chelsea in the 36th match on April 27, 2014, Liverpool gave up two goals without reply. Minor results were also colored by the incident Steven Gerrard slipped and the ball was captured by Demba Ba. Without difficulty, Demba Ba broke into the Reds’ goal in the 45th minute + 3.
As a result, Liverpool who are at the top of the standings must go down to second place. They gave up the trophy for the 2013-2014 Premier League championship won by Manchester City.
A similar moment happened this season. Liverpool are at the top of the Premier League standings with a value of 82, two points ahead of Man City in second place who still have one match.
Will meet Chelsea, the Reds imagine a minor result against Chelsea five years ago. However, Liverpool is ambitious so that similar incidents do not happen again.
“If indeed there are fans who talk about the defeat, I will ask them to ignore it all. The defeat has nothing to do with us, because now we are entering a new story,” said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
“Such events usually occur once in a lifetime, sometimes twice, sometimes they never happen at all,” he continued.
On the other hand, Chelsea are in a slick performance. If Liverpool won six consecutive wins, the Blues succeeded in picking three points in the last four games.
Not only that, they also have a good record against Liverpool. Of the last five meetings against the Red squad, Chelsea grabbed two wins and three draws.
Not yet swallowed a defeat against Liverpool, the London Blue team ambitious to continue the slick trend. Moreover, they also need a victory in order to maintain a position in the top four of the Premier League standings.
At present, Chelsea are in fourth place with 66 results from 33 matches. They are one point behind Tottenham Hotspur in third place.
“We know very well the risk of this match, but we also know that when we can play with 100 percent of our potential, we can get points anywhere,” said Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri.
“We are in a very good physical and mental condition now,” continued the Italian manager.