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Brendan Rodgers had a big opportunity to redeem himself... and he blew it

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Game over: Brendan Rodgers at the end of Sunday’s match

Game over: Brendan Rodgers at the end of Sunday’s match

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Game over: Brendan Rodgers at the end of Sunday’s match

April 27, 2014. Liverpool riding high at the top of the Premier League on the back of 11 consecutive wins.

Chelsea, with an upcoming Champions League semi-final on their minds, fielding a weakened team that included an unknown Egyptian, Mo Salah, up front.

Inspirational captain Steven Gerrard leading the Scousers out at a heaving, raucous, expectant Anfield, a fortnight on from his Churchillian 'no slips' speech going viral following the pivotal win over Manchester City.