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From Art de Roché
Last updated: 19.12.19 12:45
Mark Schwarzer admitted that Chelsea was given an "extra incentive" to break the title hopes of Liverpool's 2014 Premier League.
The 46-year-old was in goal when the Blues beat Brendan Rodgers 2-0 from Liverpool and opened the door for Manchester City to win the league.
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"This gave us the added incentive to mislead people and show that we are not displaced," he said Sky Sports News.
"When the Chelsea bus comes through the crowd, it reminds me of the carnival atmosphere that day.
"As a player, we believed the Liverpool fans believed they had won the game before it started."
In the historic game Liverpool dominated, but Chelsea, led by Jose Mourinho, scored late goals at the end of each half.
Schwarzer, who scored countless savings throughout the game, praised the game plan used by the Portuguese that day.
"We were very confident in the tactics that Jose Mourinho wanted to do," he added.
"Many people were not satisfied with the time wasted, but against Liverpool, especially in the way they played this season, the best way to get them off the game was to slow them down.
"We knew they would not change their style of play, so if we restricted them and we had a chance to score, we would grab them.
"After the game, Brendan Rodgers complained that we had two buses parked outside the gate, but that's what you do."
Schwarzer compared the meeting with that of five years ago this weekend when Chelsea once again wants to spoil Liverpool's title fight.
"There are so many similarities to 2014 in this game – this game has history and is very different from others," he said.
"We knew how important the game was in running Liverpool and how much it would be a daunting task.
"The atmosphere helped them first, but the way we started and slowed down the game, it frustrates the entire stadium.
"Everyone expected Liverpool to win this game, it's always nice to be part of a team when you're upset."
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