Premier League 2013/14: Liverpool throw it away

12th May 2021

Watch how Liverpool lost the chance to secure the 2013/14 Premier League title. 

Liverpool's 2013/14 Premier League title hopes crumbled dramatically in the season's final stages. The team, led by Brendan Rodgers, had been on an impressive run, with their attacking prowess spearheaded by Luis Suárez and Daniel Sturridge. However, their title bid faltered in a crucial match against Chelsea on April 27, 2014. Playing at Anfield, Liverpool dominated possession but succumbed to a disciplined Chelsea side. A slip by captain Steven Gerrard allowed Demba Ba to score, leading to a 2-0 defeat that shifted the title momentum away from Liverpool.

Further heartbreak followed on May 5, 2014, against Crystal Palace. Despite leading 3-0 with just 11 minutes remaining, Liverpool's defense collapsed, allowing Palace to score three quick goals, ending the match 3-3. This stunning draw effectively dashed their title aspirations, handing the advantage to Manchester City, who capitalized and went on to win the league. These crucial setbacks underscored Liverpool's defensive frailties and highlighted the fine margins that can define a title race.

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