Demba Ba mugs off Steven Gerrard’s slip with one of the all-time great tweets

  • Rob Swan

Steven Gerrard’s slip is one of the most infamous moments in Premier League history.

The Liverpool legend recently admitted that it still plays on his mind every day – almost six years after the incident.

The Reds had a golden chance to win the 2013-14 Premier League title but they lost a crucial game in late April to Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea, who sealed a 2-0 victory thanks in part to Gerrard’s mistake.

Gerrard’s unfortunate slip allowed Demba Ba to give Chelsea the lead on the stroke of half-time. It was a killer blow for Liverpool, who conceded a second goal late in the match from Willian.

Liverpool ended up losing out of the Premier League title to Manchester City that season by just two points.

“I think about it most days, a Liverpool team winning the league would help how I feel for sure,” Gerrard told The Greatest Game podcast with Jamie Carragher earlier this year.

“People say to me to make me feel better: ‘It was over 28 games’, but I still know behind what you’re saying to me that moment was so big.”

Ba was the man who profited on that fateful afternoon at Anfield and the Senegalese forward, now 34 and playing for Turkish side İstanbul Başakşehir, sent Twitter into meltdown on Saturday morning with a one-word tweet.

Ba replied to a tweet which showed a player kicking the ball out of play after his opponent slipped in a five-a-side game.

It is a brilliant act of sportsmanship, to be fair, and the caption asked: “What would you have done?”

Ba, in a clear reference to when he capitalised on Gerrard’s slip, simply replied: “Score”.

The tweet has gone viral on Twitter, picking up 13,000 retweets and 48,000 ‘likes’ in just over an hour.

Here’s a selection of the best replies…

https://twitter.com/TheLampardView/status/1236245291805954048

Indeed, this tweet has the potential to go down as an all-time classic from any footballer.

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