Every word Gerrard said in teary Liverpool title speech before it backfired

Steven Gerrard will want to see the back of Wednesday as quickly as possible, considering that on the same date in 2014, he delivered his infamous Liverpool title speech.

The Reds were battling it out with Manchester City for the 2013-14 Premier League title, when they hosted their rivals at Anfield. In an instant classic that saw five goals and Jordan Henderson sent off, Liverpool secured a vital three points to move seven points clear of City.

Philippe Coutinho's strike with 12 minutes to go sparked jubilant scenes at Anfield, with City unable to find an equaliser. But it also led to a speech from Gerrard, which the now-Aston Villa boss will never be allowed to forget.

Gerrard, who was then Liverpool's skipper, gathered his team-mates in a huddle after the full-time whistle had been blown. And he delivered a team-talk that he hoped would inspire his side in the final four games of the campaign.

"This does not f***ing slip now! This does not f****ing slip! We go again! Listen, this is gone. We go to Norwich, exactly the same. We go together. Come on!" Gerrard said, with tears filling his eyes. After the game and his speech, Gerrard admitted it had been an emotional day for those of a Liverpool persuasion. But he called on his team-mates to keep those emotions in check ahead of the run-in.

"It was emotional. Very emotional. But we need to keep calm. There are still four big games to come. But that meant so much. They got back into the game and you fear the worst at that point," he said.

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"But I think we showed that we are going to go to the wire, we are going to go all the way. Nothing has been won yet, but that was the biggest statement we have made so far. That was the longest 90 minutes I’ve ever probably played in.

"I kept flashing back to how long the clock was taking in cup finals and in big games I’ve played in. It felt like the clock was going backwards in some parts of that game. That is such a big result. Now we’ve got four big cup finals left."

Unfortunately for Gerrard, his speech would backfire in the worst possible way two games later when Chelsea visited Anfield. The Liverpool skipper slipped while on the ball, gifting Demba Ba possession, with the Blues striker racing away to score and deal what was a fatal blow to Liverpool's title hopes, with City clinching the title by two points.

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