Steven Gerrard receives sympathy from Frank Lampard after costly slip during Liverpool defeat to Chelsea
Blues blew the league title race wide open with the win at Anfield
Sunday 27 April 2014
Frank Lampard has his sights set on the Barclays Premier League title after Chelsea's 2-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield.
A point for Liverpool would have made them huge favourites to lift the trophy, but this result brings both Chelsea and Manchester City back into it.
Chelsea appeared out of it after losing at home to Sunderland last week, but goals from Demba Ba and Willian earned them the points at Anfield.
Lampard told Sky Sports News: "It wasn't mathematically impossible before today and certainly not now. We'll keep going. We showed that desire on the pitch.
"We were devastated last week against Sunderland because it was a home game and we wanted to win. But we've bounced back today.
"We changed the team, Tomas Kalas came in for his debut and was absolutely fantastic. Every man out there was brilliant."
Ba's goal came after a slip from Steven Gerrard, who has been instrumental in Liverpool's climb to the top of the table.
Lampard had sympathy for his England team-mate, saying: "Of course. It can happen to any player. Whether Liverpool go on to win the league or not, this doesn't take anything off the player he is and has been. He's been driving them all season. It's not a nice moment."
Lampard also dismissed criticism of Chelsea's defensive tactics.
"That's the way the game is," he said. "We played to win the game. We've won titles before, we know what it takes.
"If we're going to go away and dig in to win games, that's what we'll try to do. Against Liverpool at home earlier in the season we were fantastic going forward. If we can do that, we'll do that. You have to have both sides to win the league."
Ba has been a bit-part player this season, but it was his second crucial goal in recent weeks after he also sent Chelsea through to the Champions League semi-finals with a strike against Paris St Germain.
He said: "I got this chance, I had to take it and I took it. As a striker you always have to be ready. Sometimes you have a lot of chances and sometimes just one chance. We are very happy."
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