Liverpool preserved its chances for the Premiership title, by defeating Chelsea in the English Premier League’s derby of the round. The Reds beat Blues 2-0, with a quick one-two knockout at the beginning of the second half.
The key moments of the match happened in the span of just two minutes. In the 51st minute, Sadio Mane broke the lock of the guests, with a header at the far post. It was Jordan Henderson who found the Senegalese, with an inch-perfect cross.
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Two minutes later we saw magic created by Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian took the ball on the right win, headed towards the box and from some 20 yards sent a rocket in Kepa’s upper right corner of the goal. There was no way for the Spanish goalkeeper to stop that shot.
This is truly one of the best goals of the entire season.
In those moments, Reds had the absolute domination on the field of Anfield Road, and Firmino missed an ideal opportunity to score the third one for the hosts, who were inspired.
But very soon, Chelsea tried to bounce back. It was Hazard who wanted to change the situation on the pitch. The Belgian international hit the post when he had a one-on-one situation with Alisson, and on the next occasion, the Brazilian goalkeeper luckily found himself on the trajectory of the ball.
Liverpool managed to calm down the visitors and to decrease the pace of the game. The whole action was around the center, and after a while, it was obvious that the home team is going to record another win.
At the moment, Klopp’s guys have two points more than Manchester City, who has a game in hand. It will be interesting got wait for the next Premiership round when Sky-Blues play for the third time in just 11 days against Tottenham.
Mohamed Salah scores a blockbuster of a goal to put Liverpool 2-0 up against Chelsea! pic.twitter.com/MrnBEOX8gw
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Meanwhile, Chelsea is still in the fourth position, but only because United and Arsenal have fewer games. Blues have 66 points, Man United 64 and one game fewer, while Arsenal has 63 and two games fewer.
Both sides have international obligations during this midweek — Liverpool against Porto in the Champions League, and Chelsea in the Europa League against Slavia Prague.