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Andy Robertson slipped towards the end of Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea

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Liverpool moved a step closer to realising their dream of becoming Premier League champions by securing an impressive 2-0 victory over Chelsea at Anfield.

After a tense first half, Jurgen Klopp’s side eventually broke the deadlock in the 51st minute thanks to Sadio Mane’s close-range header.

Mohamed Salah then made it 2-0 minutes later with a spectacular effort from just outside the box.

It’s a result that could prove hugely important for the Reds in the Premier League title race.

They restored their two-point advantage over Manchester City at the top of the table, although Pep Guardiola’s men have that crucial game in hand.

As you probably saw, a lot of the pre-match talk was devoted to Steven Gerrard’s infamous slip in this fixture back in 2014.

Without that slip, which gifted a goal to Demba Ba as Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea went on to seal a memorable 2-0 victory, Liverpool may well have won the Premier League title that season.

Would another Liverpool player experience a similar disastrous moment five years later?

They didn’t - although Andy Robertson did his best impression of 2014 Gerrard in the 83rd minute.

He turned to pass the ball to a teammate and accidentally slipped - you couldn’t make it up - gifting possession to Gonzalo Higuain.

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“Oh, a slip - a slip in the match between Liverpool versus Chelsea!” Sky Sports’ commentator Martin Tyler shouted.

However, unlike Ba, Higuain failed to capitalise on the slip and Liverpool soon regained the ball - much to Robertson’s almighty relief.

“I’m sure he would have been thinking about it as soon as he did slip,” Jamie Carragher added. “I think every Liverpool supporter in this ground would have been.”

Klopp reacted by roaring “Come on!’ to the Liverpool crowd - keen to get them fired up and to avoid any nerves creeping in and affecting the players.

It was also revealed - per David Lynch of the Standard - that Klopp laughed his head off, presumably because of the sheer irony of the situation.

No doubt he would have reacted very differently if the scores were still locked at 0-0.

Here were some of the best tweets in reaction to Robertson’s slip…

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