12. Slippy G
Steven Gerrard is a Liverpool icon because he effectively carried the team on his back for a decade. But he was also responsible for the most cringe-inducing moment in their recent history. The Reds had mounted their first meaningful title challenge in many years back in 2014. They were five points clear at the top of the league with three games to go when they faced Chelsea. But rivals Manchester City had several games in hand so they could not slip up.
Six years ago today.pic.twitter.com/EdHzw8Y6Sr
— GOAL (@goal) April 27, 2020
However, that’s exactly what Gerrard did in the most literal of circumstances. Mamadou Sakho passed the ball back to his captain, but then the England star stumbled and agonizingly tripped. Chelsea striker Demba Ba intercepted and ran through on goal, slotting the ball past the onrushing Simon Mignolet. This game cost Liverpool the title and it was all their captain’s fault.