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.
What could possibly go wrong?
Ex-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers had been hoping this season would finally exorcise the ghost that's been haunting him since that fateful afternoon.
A trophy-laden three years with Celtic - perennially nailed-on Scottish champions - wasn't going to convert those of us yet to be convinced that the Carnlough man is the real deal.
A highly-respected coach, yes, but a top-notch manager, rather than one who merely flatters to deceive? Mmm.
Six years on from 'They Think It's Fall Over' - surely one of the best Sun headlines ever - English top-flight football finally offered redemption to Brendan on a silver platter.
And, just like the wretched Stevie G in 2014, he slipped up when it really mattered.
Stats never tell the whole story but consider this… Rodgers won 17 of his first 26 league games after taking charge of Leicester City in February 2019.
A thrilling run of 12 wins out of 14 between August and December prompted rumours of an approach from Arsenal and, a mere 10 months into his latest 'project', Rodgers was handed a new five-year contract.
After that, the Foxes won just seven matches out of 23; the sort of run that gets Premier League managers sacked.
Indeed, from the 20 matches the now out-of-work Nigel Pearson had in charge of Watford, he garnered 26 league points - one more than Rodgers during the same time period.
Moreover, like Rodgers, Pearson got off to an excellent 'new manager bounce' with the Hornets - four wins in his first six games - but only one in the next 10. Around the same time, one of his former clubs - Leicester - were dropping like a stone.
With Jamie Vardy in vintage form, the fairytale 2016 champions had cemented their position in the top four and were, at the turn of the year, a massive 14 points clear of Man United.
The record-breaking 9-0 away win at Southampton in October even had fans dreaming of another unlikely title win, although subsequent emphatic losses to Man City and Liverpool in quick succession provided a more realistic barometer.
And by the second week in July, with Vardy's torrent of goals having long evaporated into a mere trickle, the once commanding lead over the other Champions League chasers had completely gone.
On July 19 they dropped out of the top four for the first time since September 21, finally and fatally leap-frogged by United.
Eerily, just like six years ago, it was a counter-attacking team managed by Jose Mourinho that inflicted the damage on his one-time Chelsea coaching protege.
Although they were the visitors, Leicester dominated that match with 70% possession (Rodgers' Liverpool had 73% against Chelsea in 2014) and created three times more scoring chances than Tottenham (again, similar to that historic Anfield encounter).
But the statistic that really mattered was the final score - 3-0 to a more adaptable, non-Spursy-looking Spurs.
It made us doubters wonder if Plan B is in the attack-minded, dogmatic and uncompromising Rodgers' vocabulary. Only three top-flight managers have made fewer substitutions this season.
And, notwithstanding that Leicester have a relatively small squad, Rodgers often comes across as unable to adapt or compensate for the absence of key players such as Wilfried Ndidi, Ricardo Pereira, James Maddison and Ben Chilwell.
Perhaps the most damning accusation levelled at him, however, is that this champion of the 4-1-4-1 formation is only as good as the form of his main strikers.
His excellent start to his first full season with Leicester coincided with 33-year-old Vardy's renaissance as a poacher supreme - 17 league goals before the end of 2019 - when the Foxes were Liverpool's closest challengers.
Only six goals since, however, with two of those coming in games Leicester failed to win.
Remember how Liverpool were flying under Rodgers when Luis Suarez was in his pomp?
That season they came so close to ending a then 24-year title drought, with the on-fire Uruguayan becoming the first Liverpool player since Ian Rush to bag 30 or more league goals during a campaign in which the Anfield men scored 101 overall, won 26 of the 38 games and finished on 88 points, two behind champions City.
The following season, after Suarez had upped sticks for Barcelona, they scored 52 league goals, won 18 games (losing 12) and accumulated just 62 points, finishing a distant sixth.
Rodgers had obviously hoped the near miss in 2014 was merely a bump in the road, but it turned out to be as good as it got.
As part of the contentious Anfield 'transfer committee', he oversaw shrewd signings in Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge, Roberto Firmino and Joe Gomez.
Of the near £280m spent during his three-and-a-bit years on Merseyside, however, there were also many expensive duds: Dejan Lovren, Lazar Markovic, Rickie Lambert, Mario Balotelli, Alberto Moreno and Christian Benteke.
Has Rodgers been 'found out' as a nearly man, a one-trick pony, the great pretender, once again? Or am I being a tad over-critical?
After all, the start of the season the owners of Leicester - ninth last time out, and with only the eighth-highest wage bill - would surely have settled for a fifth-place finish (the club's second-highest in the Premier League), Europa League qualification and two good cup runs.
Similarly, runners-up spot in 2014 would have been previewed by Liverpool's paymasters in 2013 as a step in the right direction. But maybe not after so much more had been promised by the respective teams under Rodgers' command, and ultimately not delivered.
Perhaps Leicester and Liverpool overachieved before their time, but when that happens expectations are raised, subsequent underachievements less tolerated.
And what now for those coveted Foxes cubs like Maddison and Chilwell, who crave Champions League football asap?
For the second time in his Premier League odyssey, Brendan Rodgers will have to convince his employers that this is the start of something special, not the beginning of the end.