Five years on, the Liverpool defender is hoping to exact some revenge for the Redsâ€™ former skipper when Chelsea travel to Anfield on Sunday
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold has revealed he was a ball boy at Anfield during the Redsâ€™ infamous 2-0 to defeat against Chelsea in 2014.
That game is often remembered for Steven Gerrardâ€™s slip which allowed Demba Ba to score, and was the turning point in the game.
The defeat also somewhat derailed Liverpoolâ€™s title challengeÂ and Brendan Rodgersâ€™ side ultimately finished second, two points behind Manchester City.
Alexander-Arnold is gearing up to face Chelsea five years on as the Merseyside club aim to again topple City and claim the Premier League crown. But for the 20-year-old, that Gerrard slip has lived long in the memory.
â€œI was on the halfway line with a horrible view of what happened,â€ Alexander Arnold told the Times.Â
â€œBut hopefully weâ€™ll be able to make things right and itâ€™ll be us that wins 2-0.â€
It has taken Liverpool half a decade to mount another title challenge, but the England international is hoping this campaign ends differently to the 2013-14 season.
â€œIf you asked fans now about 2013-14, theyâ€™d say the team gave everything, even if it wasnâ€™t enough. Whatever happens, hopefully thatâ€™s the way theyâ€™ll see this,â€ he said.
â€œHow good we are [this season], everyone bought into the idea of wanting to be successful, win trophies, write our names in history.
â€œItâ€™s the belief the manager gives us. The belief we give each other. The quality you see looking around the changing room is frightening."
As a Scouser and a boyhood Red, Liverpoolâ€™s title challenge means that little bit more for Alexander-Arnold.
â€œItâ€™s something Iâ€™m massively proud of, being able to play for Liverpool,â€ he said. â€œSomething Iâ€™ve always wanted to do and want to always do.
â€œI think the main thing for fans is the effort you give for the club. They never want to see a player who thinks theyâ€™re too big for the club. The club always comes first no matter what. If you give your all, thatâ€™s all they ask.â€
While Liverpoolâ€™s players deserve much of the credit for their impressive season, in which they have picked up 82 points from 33 games, the defender reserved some special praise for manager Jurgen Klopp.
â€œWhen I look at him heâ€™s a little reserved around the training ground,â€ said Alexander-Arnold. â€œBut he has still got that presence in rooms. Then as soon as you step outside heâ€™s animated, heâ€™s loud, heâ€™s very passionate about the things he believes and the way he wants to play. His players have got to embody that.
â€œ[He tells me] to be confident on the pitch. To go out there and feel Iâ€™m valued within the squad. Probably not to think of myself as that young player still coming through. My mentality is someone still trying to work hard and progress to be that first name on the team sheet.â€