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Since Luis Garcia’s ghost goal against Chelsea back in 2005, in the Champions League semifinals, Chelsea have had a huge rivalry with the Anfield club, mostly as a result of the number of cup games the two teams played against each other between 2005 and 2012.

Michael Ballack who played games for Chelsea for four years, knows exactly what it was like to play a heated game against Liverpool.

In an interview with the official Chelsea website, Ballack said: “There was always a big rivalry with Liverpool which dated back to when Jose Mourinho was Chelsea manager the first time.”

“We knew it would be a tough game there in the first leg and that, if we wanted to go through, we would need to produce a good performance up there. We did it with that away win and everything went well for us that night.

“It’s very difficult to win at Anfield but it’s an unbelievable feeling when you do, always a special moment.”

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