Liverpool can take a step closer to winning the Premier League title with a win over Chelsea and exorcise their 13/14 demons in the process.
When Steven Gerrard slipped against the Blues at Anfield in 2014, time seemed to stand still as Demba Ba raced through and dealt a hammer blow to the Reds’ title chances.
While the title was not lost on that day, psychological damage might have been done and the famous implosion at Selhurst Park allowed Manchester City to earn a crucial advantage.
This season, fate has willed it that Liverpool will play Chelsea in their fifth-last game of the campaign. Funnily enough, City will play Crystal Palace this weekend as they did during Matchweek 33 in 2014.
A win against Chelsea this weekend will heal fans of their heartbreak from that fateful season if it ultimately results in Liverpool winning the Premier League.
The Blues have had am inconsistent campaign and had to rely on incorrect calls from the officials to beat Cardiff City last time out.
While form matters very little in the big games, Liverpool will be encouraged after winning 3-1 against Southampton on Friday last week.
Jurgen Klopp will be certain to get his players bouncing before the game and with just five games remaining, they will certainly know the importance of winning at this stage of the season.