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Liverpool v Chelsea match preview - April 14, 2019

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Chelsea’s trip to title-chasing Liverpool in the Premier League revives memories of the same fixture at Anfield five years ago, when the home team’s aspirations of becoming English champion were damaged irreparably.

In 2014, Liverpool hosted Chelsea knowing a win would have put the team six points clear with two games remaining. A first league title since 1990 was in its grasp.

But after a slip from Steven Gerrard that led to Chelsea’s first goal, Liverpool lost 2-0 and finished two points behind Manchester City.

Once again, it is City challenging Liverpool for the title. And once again, City will hope Chelsea can pull off a victory at Anfield.

City, which plays Crystal Palace hours before the Liverpool-Chelsea game on Sunday, is two points behind Liverpool but has a game in hand. The defending champion, City has a tougher run-in that includes games against Tottenham and Manchester United.

- AP

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