Chelsea vs Liverpool: 5 Classic Clashes


The Ghost Goal - 2005 Champions League semi-final, Liverpool 1-0 Chelsea

Jose Mourinho took his Chelsea side to Anfield in the hope to reach the Champions League final and defend the trophy he’d won a year before, with Porto.

But chaos reigned after four minutes, when Liverpool’s Luis Garcia scored a ‘Ghost Goal’ which ultimately knocked Chelsea out of the competition. 

 

The Revenge- 2008 Champions League semi-final, Chelsea 3-2 Liverpool

Chelsea v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Semi Final : News Photo

Jose Mourinho may have gone and been replaced by Avram Grant, but Chelsea finally exacted revenge on Liverpool’s ‘ghost goal’ three years earlier with victory in the 2008 Champions League semi.

Having drawn 1-1 at Anfield, Drogba drilled Chelsea ahead only for future Blues striker Fernando Torres to level and send the game into extra-time.

A Frank Lampard penalty and a second of the night for Drogba put Grant's side on course for the final and they reached Moscow, where they would lose on penalties to Manchester United

 

The 4-4 - 2009 Champions League quarter-final, Chelsea 4-4 Liverpool

Guus Hiddink was now the man in the Chelsea dugout and the Dutchman’s side took a 3-1 lead into the second leg, before a Fabio Aurelio free-kick and Xabi Alonso penalty put Liverpool in control. 

But Drogba, Alex and a Frank Lampard brace gave Chelsea the result they needed to book a semi-final with Barcelona.

 

The Cup final - 2012 FA Cup final, Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool

Both sides were managed by former heroes, with Roberto di Matteo’s Chelsea taking on Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool.

A first half goal by Ramires gave Chelsea the lead with Drogba doubling their advantage after the break. Andy Carroll came off the bench and caused Chelsea problems, pulling a goal back for the Reds. But Chelsea held on and went on to win the Champions League in Munich two weeks later.

 

The Slip - 2014, Premier League

This needs little introduction. With Liverpool on course for their first ever Premier League title, their inspirational leader Steven Gerrard slipped in his own half to allow Demba Ba to steam through and score for Chelsea. Willian later doubled Chelsea’s lead and that defeat proved a turning point in Liverpool’s season.

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