One year ago, this match at Anfield was a title decider (and a dramatic one at that). What a difference a year makes… Chelsea are already confirmed as Premier League champions and Liverpool are in fifth place and likely to finish outside the Top 4. Ahead of today’s Premier League tie between Chelsea and Liverpool, we’ve taken a look some of their most memorable clashes. If you like controversy and tension, you’re in for a treat!
Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea, 27 April 2014, Premier League
We have to start with probably the most memorable match in recent memory. Not so much for the quality of football, or goals, or controversy, but more for the slip from Gerrard that handed Demba Ba an easy finish and potentially cost Liverpool the title.
Liverpool 1-0 Chelsea, 3 May 2005, Champions League Semi-Final (Second Leg)
On Liverpool’s route to the 2005 Champions League Final, where they would make history with a memorable penalty shootout win against A.C. Milan, Liverpool beat Chelsea 1-0 at Anfield in the second leg of their semi-final. It was a close affair, with a Luis Garcia ‘ghost goal’ separating the two sides after 180 minutes of football. The goal has been analysed over and over to see whether it went over the line. Liverpool fans will always, with good reason, say it did…
Liverpool 1-0 Chelsea (1-1 on aggregate, Liverpool win 4-1 on penalties), 1 May 2007, Champions League Semi-Final (Second Leg)
Another Champions League semi-final, another dramatic and memorable match between Chelsea and Liverpool. This was the second of five seasons when Liverpool and Chelsea met in the Champions League and, typically, it wasn’t short of drama. A repeat result of the 2005 second leg result, this time the tie went to extra-time and penalties, which Liverpool calmly dispatched to go to the Final where they would meet A.C. Milan once again.
Chelsea 4-4 Liverpool (Chelsea win 7-5 on aggregate), 14 April 2009, Champions League Quarter-Final (Second Leg)
This is their last meeting in the Champions League to date, and boy was it a corker. Taking a 3-1 win into the second leg, many Chelsea fans thought it would be a relatively easy tie. How wrong they were. With Liverpool needing to score at least 3 goals, they got off to the best start by scoring two in the first 30 minutes. Then Chelsea scored three on the trot to seemingly put the tie to bed, only for Liverpool to almost pull off what would have been the most memorable comeback in the Champions League since the 2005 Final.
Liverpool 2-3 Chelsea, 27 February 2005, Carling Cup Final
In the same season that Liverpool won the Champions League in dramatic style, they had to chance to win the Carling Cup against a Chelsea side that were seeking their first trophy under José Mourinho. Cue the drama; a thunderous volley, an own goal from the captain, and three goals in extra-time…just another match between Chelsea and Liverpool really…
What is your favourite clash between Chelsea and Liverpool?