Liverpool host Chelsea on Saturday night after differing nights in the Champions League this week.
The two sides have had some heated fixtures and produced some truly memorable moments over the years.
Ahead of Saturday’s Premier League encounter, here’s five memorable moments from this classic fixture:
5. Agger Flattens Torres (Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool, 2010/11)
Fernando Torres Chelsea debut in 2011 came against old club Liverpool, days after completing a £50m move to Stamford Bridge. The focus was very much on the Spaniard, and his former teammates were determined to ensure they didn’t let him make an impact.
Big Danish defender Daniel Agger certainly had that in mind, approaching Torres for a tackle and flattening him in a way which would have been better suited to the UFC.
Agger would also go on to have the last laugh as Torres’ debut lasted just over an hour, after a shocker, and the Reds left London with a superb 1-0 win.
Torres would never score against his old club in his three years at Chelsea and he probably still feels the soreness of Agger’s challenge today.
4. Robbie Fowler v Graeme Le Saux (Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool, 1998/99)
In a heated fixture between the two sides way back in 1998/99, it’s fair to say Robbie Fowler and Graeme Le Saux had a bit of a spat.
There had been some rumours in the papers questioning Chelsea full back Le Saux’s sexuality, and after he and Fowler irked each other the Liverpool striker took the mini-feud to another level.
Then just 23, Fowler mouthed off and stuck his backside out at the Blues defender in a homophobic taunt whilst Le Saux’s wife and kids watched from the stands. The controversial taunt resulted in Fowler getting a £32,000 fine and a six match ban as it coincided with his controversial ‘coke snorting’ celebration.
To his credit, Fowler has since apologised to Le Saux about the incident.
3. Phil Babb’s Injury (Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea, 1998/99)
The two sides first meeting in the 1998/99 season ended 1-1, but it certianly wasn’t the goals that made the headlines.
In the 10th minute, Chelsea’s Pierluigi Casiraghi rounded the keeper and slotted home the opener, and the last man desperately chasing back was defender Phil Babb.
The centre back slid in to try and intercept the ball, but in almost comedic fashion failed and slid with his legs wide open straight into the post.
Unsurprisingly, the Irishman spent several minutes on the floor in agony before continuing as the Reds eventually pulled the game back, Even after retiring, Babb’s legendary yet painful slide into the post is what most fans remember him for.
2. Chelsea’s 86 Game Unbeaten Home Record Ended (Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool, 2008/09)
Liverpool turned up at Stamford Bridge on the back of a strong start to the Premier League season against a Chelsea side yet to lose a home league fixture since February 2004, a run stretching 86 games and led by three different managers.
A versatile Liverpool side took the lead in just the 10th minute with Xabi Alonso’s deflected strike beating Petr Cech. T
he Reds pretty much dominated from there, coming close to adding to their lead and travelling fans went wild at the final whistle as Chelsea suffered a home league defeat for the first time since Arsenal beat them 2-1 at the Bridge in the 2003/04 season.
It was a memorable season for both to be fair, Liverpool narrowly missed out on the title whilst Chelsea won the FA Cup.
1. Gerrard’s Slip (Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea, 2013/14)
One of the most unforgettable moments in Premier League history, Liverpool hosted title rivals Chelsea in April 2014 knowing victory over the Blues and in their final two games would give the Reds a first league title since 1990.
The game was deadlocked at 0-0 going into half time until the horrific moment Stevie G received the ball from Mamadou Sakho and slipped, allowing Chelsea’s Senegalese forward Demba Ba to run through and score.
Chelsea very much parked the bus and stole a win as Man City won the title at Liverpool’s expense by two points.
Gerrard had a remarkable career at Anfield but sadly one of his defining moments will be THAT slip against Chelsea.
5 Memorable Moments Between Liverpool and Chelsea in the Premier League