Steven Gerrard’s inspirational team talk after Liverpool’s 3-2 win over Manchester City at Anfield a few weeks ago showed just how much a first Premier League title would mean to him.

The “we must not let this slip, we go again” saying has been made an iconic quote in Liverpool’s bid for Premier League glory.

But in what has been billed as title decider against Chelsea, Gerrard appeared to take his words a little seriously as he slipped to hand Demba Ba a way in on goal to slot in the opener.

Oh the irony…