By Alex Taylor
Javier Mascherano slipped in the build up to Atletico Madrid’s only goal against Barcelona on Wednesday evening – and fans took to Twitter to compare the mistake to Steven Gerrard’s infamous slip against Chelsea in 2014.
Atletico took the lead in the fixture through Angel Correa after Mascherano slipped to the floor on the edge of his own penalty area.
The mistake had clear similarities to Gerrard’s untimely slip against Chelsea two years ago.
The Liverpool legend lost his footing inside his own half and presented the ball to Demba Ba who converted nicely to help the Blues to a 2-0 win, ultimately costing the Reds a first Premier League title.
Supporters on social media were quick to mock Gerrard after being reminded of the incident.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
Mascherano did a Gerrard, but with more style.
— The Moon (@Ismailoo_98) September 22, 2016
Mascherano's slip is worse then Gerrard's slip #FCBAtleti I cried whn he fell
— Saint Mandy TSi (@simelane_mandy) September 21, 2016
Tell that to Mascherano and his slippery boots,Steven Gerrard wanna be.? https://t.co/Tzjt7O2xdS
— Tunechi (@tunde_young) September 21, 2016
Gerrard must have texted Mascherano before the game ?
— BAW (@Ellbasilisco) September 21, 2016
Mascherano doing his best Gerrard impression by slipping there …..
— Zayne (@Zayne_M7) September 21, 2016
What a touching tribute to his former teammate Steven Gerrard by Javier Mascherano.#BarcaAtleti
— Bagger Vance (@MrBrendan23) September 21, 2016
The match finished 1-1 and left Barcelona in third place in La Liga, three points behind leaders Real Madrid after five matches.
Liverpool supporters will have distanced themselves from the memory of Gerrard’s slip and are already enjoying life under their new manager Jurgen Klopp.
The German has already overseen wins against Leicester, Chelsea and Arsenal this season and his side are currently 6th in the Premier League after picking up 10 points from their first five games.