Barcelona new boy opens up on the Chelsea clash that saw Anfield side lose title.
Ex-Liverpool ace Luis Suarez has opened up on the emotional clash with fellow Premier League giants Chelsea that saw them cede their title hopes after Steven Gerrard’s uncharacteristic slip, the Daily Mirror reports.
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Gerrard must stare down his demons on Saturday when he faces the Blues for the first time since his mistake let Demba Ba through on goal to crush Liverpool’s title hopes.
And Suarez, who joined Barcelona over the summer, has admitted that he doesn’t know how the former England star had the strength to carry on after such a blunder.
“If I had been in Stevie’s shoes, I don’t know if I would have been able to carry on playing. Emotionally, it must have been very, very hard,” Suarez said.
“In the previous weeks, so much had been said about him, the expectation had built so much, the talk had been about him leading Liverpool, his club, to a first title in over 20 years, on the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, in which his cousin had died, and then that happens.
“The captain, the former youth-teamer, the one-club man, a Scouser born and bred, and he was the unlucky one to make a crucial mistake.
“He still hadn’t won the league title. Stevie had started to believe, we all had. And now it had been virtually taken away from him and like that, with him slipping against Chelsea.
“I’m convinced that if Chelsea had not scored like that, they would not have scored at all. And once you are a goal down against them, it’s virtually impossible,”
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