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Five years since Gerrard's slip: What else happened when Liverpool's title hopes slippedOn 27 April 2014 Liverpool lost at home to Chelsea and Manchester City won at Crystal Palace on a day which turned the Premier League title race ...

Liverpool & Man City: The psychology of a Premier League title race

Five years since Gerrard's slip: What else happened when Liverpool's title hopes slipped

On 27 April 2014 Liverpool lost at home to Chelsea and Manchester City won at Crystal Palace on a day which turned the Premier League title race in dramatic fashion.

Liverpool, with Steven Gerrard's slip proving so crucial, were beaten 2-0 at Anfield, while City came out on top at Selhurst Park by the same scoreline before going on to win the league and deny the Reds a first title since 1990.

Had Liverpool won and City lost that day, the Reds would have been nine points clear of their rivals, who had only three games to play.

Five years on, the same two protagonists are again challenging to become champions and face the same opponents at the same venues this Sunday - only with quadruple-chasing City playing first this time around - on what could be another title-defining day.

The Premier League table as it stands before Crystal Palace v Man City; Liverpool v Chelsea on 14 April

In 2014, Liverpool's set-up included renowned sports psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters,

Race for the Premier League title
DateLiverpool fixturesDateMan City fixtures
14 AprilChelsea (h)14 AprilCrystal Palace (a)
21 AprilCardiff (a)20 AprilTottenham (h)
24 AprilMan Utd (a)
26 AprilHuddersfield (h)28 AprilBurnley (a)
4 MayNewcastle (a)4 MayLeicester (h)
12 MayWolves (h)12 MayBrighton (a)

Late goal drama
Goals scored in last 10 minsGoals conceded in last 10 minsPoints won on goals scored after 80 minsPoints lost after goals conceded after 80 minsDifference
Liverpool154725
Man City9201-1