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Liverpool throw away the Premier League title - another moment of 2014

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After being forever doubted for not having a strong enough squad, it eventually started to sink in... Liverpool and Steven Gerrard could finally win the Premier League. 

Until three games from the end of the season that is. Gerrard's slip, added to the crumbling 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace ultimately ended the dream and gave us our 13th most memorable moment of the year at GiveMeSport. 

Chelsea ended the 16-game unbeaten streak that Brendan Rodgers' men had earned by defeating Liverpool at Anfield, in what was another well-constructed, tactical masterclass from Jose Mourinho.

GERRARD SLIPPED UP

Rodgers side came into the game on the back of an 11-match winning-streak, ready to grab at least a point, which would have given them some security at the top of the Premier League with only two games remaining. 

However, on the stroke of half-time, captain fantastic Gerrard committed the crime he had earlier vowed his team could not. The former England captain slipped when attempting to control a Mamadou Sakho pass, leaving Demba Ba the golden opportunity - which he took in style. 

And the Reds never recovered, as Mourinho's men formed a solid wall that could not be broken. Liverpool tried to muster up the goods for a late goal, which allowed Chelsea to break and Willian to secure all three points in the last minute of regular play.

CRUMBLE at Crystal Palace

Liverpool lay second on goal difference following the defeat to Chelsea, needing to close a nine-goal gap in order to reach league leaders Manchester City. 

They started so well at Selhurst Park, with Joe Allen scoring his first league goal for the club after 18 minutes. And Liverpool lead by three before the hour, thanks to a Damien Delaney own goal and a strike from their hero, Luis Suarez. 

The message then was to go on and score more, but what happened was quite the opposite. 

With 10 minutes of the match left to play, Delaney scored at the other end, mounting glimpses of a comeback. And that was exactly what it was - Dwight Gayle scored two minutes later to put Palace within one, and added his second of the match with two minutes to play - dealing Liverpool's title hopes another massive blow.

CITY WIN THE TITLE

City's 4-0 win over Aston Villa meant Liverpool went into the final game of the season two points behind and 13 goals a drift of the leaders.

A victory over Newcastle alone would not be enough for the Reds, who needed West Ham to aid their title bid by causing a massive upset and beating the Citizens at the Etihad. 

Whilst Liverpool did get back to winning ways, City recorded a relatively straightforward 2-0 win at home to the Hammers, leaving Liverpool fans wondering if they will ever win the Premier League.

GMS 2014 moments so far...

14. Liverpool's sensational victories
15. David Moyes sacked by Manchester United
16. LeBron James confirms sensational Cleveland Cavaliers return
17. Seattle Seahawks blow out Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII
18. Jo Pavey wins European gold
19. Robin van Persie's remarkable header against Spain
20. Michael Sam comes out and gets drafted by Rams
21. Andy Murray crashes out of Wimbledon
22. James Rodriguez won our hearts and the golden boot with this moment
23. Peyton Manning breaks Brett Favre's Touchdown record
24. Richard Sherman's outburst live on TV
25. Chelsea rout Arsenal 6-0
26. Ashes whitewash and Kevin Pietersen sacking
27. San Francisco Giants win the World Series
28. Angel di Maria signs for Manchester United
29. Wayne Rooney named England captain
30. Bradley Wiggins wins the world title

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