Steven Gerrard set for ultimate humiliation with possible Guard of Honour against Chelsea

Steven Gerrard In 2014

Could Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard have to clap John Terry and co. out when they visit Chelsea?

Is Steven Gerrard set for more humiliation at the hands of Chelsea?

The Blues are just one win away from clinching the league title, which they can wrap up with a victory at home to Crystal Palace at the weekend.

As has become tradition in the Premier League, their next opponent will have the option of giving them a 'Guard of Honour' before their game - and wouldn't you know it, Chelsea v Liverpool at Stamford Bridge is next up in the fixture list.

This would leave Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard facing the prospect of having to clap onto the pitch the team which ruined his title dream last season at Anfield, and the team which the BBC reported he nearly joined in 2005.

Despite winning the Champions League and FA Cup in his career, the Premier League title has evaded him, and this season was his last chance, having announced he will leave for LA Galaxy in the summer.

Liverpool could of course choose not to provide a Guard of Honour, or could even spare Gerrard the personal indignation by leaving him on the bench.

Arsenal famously applauded Robin Van Persie onto the pitch in 2012/13, months after selling him to Manchester United, as he went onto fire them to the title one game before their fixture.

It would top a terrible season for Gerrard, who was left on the bench at the Bernabeu against Real Madrid, was sent off against Manchester United, and lost an FA Cup semi-final which would have led to an emotional Wembley goodbye, on his birthday no less. Liverpool's loss to Hull last night also points strongly to them missing out on the top four.

Liverpool's best bet will be hoping Palace can get a result at Stamford Bridge, giving themselves a chance to go there and win, and delay Jose Mourinho's side clinching the trophy.

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