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Liverpool v Chelsea - Past meetings

Liverpool play host to Chelsea on Tuesday with Jurgen Klopp's side still searching for their first Premier League win of 2017.

Should Antonio Conte's league leaders triumph they will open up a 13-point gap over the fourth-placed Reds with just 15 games remaining this season.

Here, Press Association Sport looks back at some memorable recent matches between the sides ahead of the clash at Anfield.

Liverpool 0 Chelsea 2, Premier League - April 2014

This game is most memorable for Steven Gerrard's slip as Jose Mourinho put on a tactical masterclass which ended Liverpool's 16-match unbeaten run. The result also opened up the title race for rivals Manchester City with only two games remaining. Gerrard gifted Chelsea the lead on the stroke of half-time as he slipped on the halfway line, allowing Demba Ba to run through on goal before slotting the ball past Simon Mignolet. Liverpool could not find a way through a resilient Chelsea and the Blues sealed all three points in added time when Fernando Torres unselfishly passed to Willian to tap into an empty net.

Chelsea 2 Liverpool 1, FA Cup final - May 2012

Roberto Di Matteo preceded his remarkable Champions League triumph while in caretaker charge at Chelsea with FA Cup success against the Reds. Jose Reina was at fault for Ramires' opening goal after 11 minutes before Didier Drogba scored his fourth goal at Wembley to make it 2-0. Andy Carroll came off the bench and got Liverpool back in the game with some quick feet before firing into the roof of the net, but Chelsea held on. Di Matteo went on to guide the Blues to a penalty shootout victory over Bayern Munich 14 days later to secure the club's first-ever Champions League trophy.

Chelsea 4 Liverpool 4 (7-5 agg), Champions League - April 2009

Chelsea led 3-1 from the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final but were put under serious pressure as Liverpool found themselves 2-0 up at Stamford Bridge in the return meeting. Chelsea responded in the second half and were level on the night thanks to goals from Drogba and Alex. Frank Lampard gave Chelsea the lead with 14 minutes remaining but the Reds refused to lie down and strikes from Lucas and Dirk Kuyt put Liverpool within a goal of the semi-finals. However, Chelsea, and Lampard, had the final say in the 89th minute, sending the Blues through to face Barcelona in the last four.

Chelsea 3 Liverpool 2 (4-3 agg), Champions League - April 2008

Chelsea stormed into their first Champions League final on a night of high drama at Stamford Bridge. John Arne Riise headed into his own goal to gift Chelsea a draw - and a precious away goal - in the 90th minute in the first leg and the second leg also ended 1-1, Torres cancelling out Drogba's opener in London to force the game into extra time. Lampard regained the lead for Chelsea from the penalty spot before Drogba grabbed his second of the night to give the Blues a 4-2 aggregate lead. Ryan Babel forced a tense final few minutes when he scored a spectacular goal from 35 yards, but the hosts held on to reach the final - which they lost on penalties to Manchester United.

Liverpool 1 Chelsea 0 (1-1 agg, Liverpool won 4-1 on penalties), Champions League - May 2007

This time it was Liverpool celebrating a tense Champions League semi-final victory. Both legs ended with the home team winning 1-0 and, with neither side finding a breakthrough in extra time at Anfield, it meant the tie was forced to penalties. Lampard was the only Chelsea player to successfully dispatch his spot-kick as Arjen Robben and Geremi saw their efforts saved by Reina. Boudewijn Zenden, Xabi Alonso and Gerrard all scored their penalties for Liverpool before Kuyt netted the winner. Liverpool went on to lose the final 2-1 against AC Milan.

Liverpool 1 Chelsea 0 (1-0 agg), Champions League - May 2005

A highly memorable clash at Anfield is best remembered for the Luis Garcia goal, which Chelsea claim did not cross the line. Milan Baros beat Petr Cech to the ball and Garcia tapped in after just four minutes, despite William Gallas' best efforts to clear off the line. The Reds held firm to secure a place in the European Cup final for the first time in 20 years. They followed that up by coming back from 3-0 down at half-time to win the final against AC Milan on penalties after a 3-3 draw in Istanbul.

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