DEMBA BA insists Chelsea did not enjoy breaking Liverpool’s 2014 title hopes – but insists he has no guilt after pouncing on Steven Gerrard’s slip.
The Reds, then managed by Brendan Rodgers, were closing in on ending their title drought until their 11-match winning run was ended that fateful April day.
Jose Mourinho’s Blues, despite making a number of changes, capitalised on two counter-attacks to claim a 2-0 win at Anfield.
That allowed Manchester City to go on and lift the Premier League trophy.
Willian grabbed the second at the death but it was Ba’s goal that made the headlines.
He reacted quickest to Liverpool legend Gerrard’s mistake to race clear and open the scoring.
However the striker, 36, told the Athletic that the Blues took no pleasure from the result except for the three points.
And he even says he had no idea at the time the game held so much significance.
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He said: “It was traumatic for them, but we didn't enjoy the fact that we killed their dream, we simply enjoyed winning.
“I only realised how big a deal that was a couple of years later, when people still talked about it. They still talk about it!”
Discussing if he felt guilt over the heart wrenching moment that still haunts Gerrard, Ba added: “No, not really, because that's the game.
“You make errors and others take advantage. What Steven Gerrard has done for the world of football is tremendous.
“But this is life, unfortunately. Not all stories can end in fairytales.”
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