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Video: The ghost goal, Gerrard's slip and Champions League thriller - Five classic Liverpool-Chelsea games


Liverpool's Steven Gerrard appears dejected after his side's defeat to Chelsea at Anfield yesterday

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard appears dejected after his side's defeat to Chelsea at Anfield yesterday


Liverpool's Steven Gerrard appears dejected after his side's defeat to Chelsea at Anfield yesterday

Premier League leaders Chelsea travel to Anfield on Saturday, little more than six months after effectively ending Liverpool's championship dream and extending the Reds' 24-year wait for glory.

Here we look back at five memorable matches between the two clubs, including a ghost goal, a penalty shoot-out and a goal-laden Champions League thriller.

1) Liverpool 0 Chelsea 2, Premier League, April 27, 2014

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea tactics - a suffocating defence and lethal counter-attack - angered Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers. "There were two buses parked today, never mind one," said the Liverpool boss after Steven Gerrard's costly slip led to Demba Ba's opening goal. Substitute Willian scored a breakaway second in the final seconds as Chelsea secured a memorable win which aided Manchester City in the title race.

2) Liverpool 1 Chelsea 2, FA Cup, May 5, 2012

Didier Drogba became the first man to score in four FA Cup finals as Chelsea overcame Liverpool at Wembley thanks to another massive goal-line controversy. The Blues appeared to be cruising when Drogba scored at the start of the second half following Ramires' early opener, but the arrival of Andy Carroll turned the game on its head. He smashed home a superb goal not long after his arrival, then, with nine minutes left, rose to meet Luis Suarez's cross at the far post. The goal was not given - and television replays proved inconclusive - as Chelsea won the trophy before a few weeks later adding the European Cup.

3) Liverpool 0 Chelsea 2, Premier League, May 2, 2010

Chelsea needed all three points from their penultimate game of the season to ensure that a win over Wigan would secure their third Premier League title. A poor back-pass by Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard handed Didier Drogba a simple opening goal in the first half and Frank Lampard added a second after the break to ensure Chelsea remained in pole position to win their first championship for four years. Chelsea then thrashed Wigan 8-0 to finish a point clear of Manchester United at the top.

4) Chelsea 4 Liverpool 4, Champions League, April 14, 2009

Chelsea denied Liverpool the glory of another sensational European comeback to reach the semi-finals after seeing a 3-1 first-leg lead cancelled out by first-half goals from Fabio Aurelio and Xabi Alonso, who scored a penalty. The Blues produced a sensational comeback of their own - scoring three times in the second half to lead 6-4 on aggregate at one stage. Yet this incredible contest took another twist when Liverpool scored twice in as many minutes through Lucas and Dirk Kuyt to leave them just one goal adrift of an incredible victory until Lampard's late strike eased nerves.

5) Liverpool 1 Chelsea 0, Champions League, May 3, 2005

The most contentious of the meetings. The first leg of the Champions League semi-final clash at Stamford Bridge ended goalless and within minutes of the second leg Liverpool took the lead when Milan Baros clipped over Petr Cech and Luis Garcia stabbed the ball home despite a last-ditch attempt from William Gallas to clear it. Replays showed that the ball did not cross the line but the goal was awarded by referee Lubos Michel and Liverpool held on - to Chelsea's fury. Jose Mourinho still contends it was not a goal. The Reds went on to overturn a three-goal deficit to AC Milan in the final, winning on penalties.

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