There was a sense of déjà vu all around Anfield yesterday.
Liverpool had lost once again in front of home support and yet again it was by the embarrassing margin of 0-1. Although, this time the fault was of their own making, because the scorers were troubled by a Martin Skrtel own goal.
Alright. It would be in the best interests of everyone associated with Liverpool if the criticism of the team’s Premier League form stops here.
Liverpool now look forward to their third Wembley appearance of the season with the FA Cup final versus Chelsea on the cards. Rest assured, this Saturday spectators are in for one joy ride, with both teams hitting red-hot form just in time for the big occasion.
Chelsea travel to Wembley on the back of some scintillating performances, which saw them run over Barcelona to enter the Champions League final for their second time in the Roman Abramovich era.
And with ex-Liverpool hit man Fernando Torres returning to his goal-scoring ways once again with his hat trick against QPR to go with the match-winning goal at Camp Nou, things are certain to heat up between both sets of supporters.
For one person, however, the occasion means something else. Steven Gerrard will certainly remember the 2005 League Cup final when his own goal helped Chelsea on their way to their victory. He will want to correct the mistake by getting his name on the score sheet on Saturday.
And, as usual, let’s do our bit in motivating him by presenting a package of the best Steven Gerrard goals. Let’s hope for a beauty on Saturday…