The 2013/14 season was one in which every Liverpool fan truly believed their luck had changed and the league title was to return to Merseyside once again.
However, what transpired was a dramatic end-of-season collapse, which saw Manchester City ultimately claim Premier League glory while Liverpool reverted to the drawing board once again in an attempt to conquer English football.
One of the key moments during the Reds’ faltering end to the campaign came against Chelsea as captain Steven Gerrard lost his footing at the crucial moment in what was a huge game against Chelsea in April of that season.
The 36-year-old’s unfortunate loss of balance was pounced upon by Demba Ba, who stormed into Liverpool’s half to gleefully hand Chelsea the lead and ultimately send them on their way to a 2-0 victory.
A subsequent 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace having gone 3-0 up effectively put the Reds’ title ambitions to bed.
While the Palace game should probably be deemed more infamous than Gerrard’s slip, it is the latter which remains the symbol of a season in which the Reds were so close yet so far.
And even after all these years, it remains a talking point on national television, with Everton legend Leon Osman referencing the slip when discussing the virtues of Premier League champions not having to contend with European football, such as Chelsea this season and Leicester last year.
One of his fellow pundits was, however, quick to pick up on the Evertonian’s mention of the slip.
Watch below as Osman can’t help but laugh at being called out on the reference to an old footballing foe (via the BBC).
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) May 14, 2017
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena