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Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea: Mohamed Salah scores a overwhelming idea as Reds retrieve lead
April 15, 2019
Mohamed Salah’s wonder-strike helped Liverpool flog Chelsea and ensured they sojourn dual points transparent of Manchester City during a tip of a Premier League.
Almost 5 years given Liverpool’s pretension chances were busted by a 2-0 improved in a same fixture, a hosts kept themselves in a hunt for a initial joining pretension in 29 years with dual goals in a space of dual mins that saw Anfield erupt.
After a bold initial half in that both sides had chances, Liverpool emerged from a mangle with combined purpose and took a lead around Sadio Mane’s header.
There was a outrageous clarity of service inside a ground, though that became a noisy bark when Salah crushed a left-footed pointed expostulate into a tip right dilemma from 25 yards for his 19th Premier League idea of a season.
Reaction from Anfield
Chelsea, who had been dominant during Anfield given 2012, roughly strike behind 6 mins after when Eden Hazard shot opposite a post before a Belgian saw another bid saved by goalkeeper Alisson.
But Liverpool could have extended their lead before an joyous Kop greeted a final alarm with roars of pleasure and Jurgen Klopp punched a atmosphere after his 200th diversion in charge.
Manchester City, 3-1 winners during Crystal Palace in Sunday’s other match, still have a diversion in palm on a Reds, though with games during home to Tottenham and divided to Manchester United among their 5 remaining fixtures, their assign looks worse than a one confronting Liverpool, who accommodate Cardiff, Huddersfield, Newcastle and Wolves.
Chelsea sojourn fourth, a indicate behind Tottenham, who have a diversion in palm on their London rivals. Maurizio Sarri’s side could also be overtaken by sixth-placed Arsenal, who are 3 points behind them, when they face Watford on Monday.
Salah strikes behind opposite former employers
Salah, who played for Chelsea when they flog Liverpool in that barbarous diversion in 2014, was a hosts’ many dangerous outlet, and could have given them an early lead when his back-post bombardment was good saved by Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The Egyptian, who was cheered even some-more aloud than common by a Kop after being a theme of discriminatory abuse in a video posted by Chelsea fans final week, also squared to Mane 7 mins before half-time though a Senegalese brazen twisted far-reaching from 10 yards out.
It looked like it competence be a frustrating afternoon for Salah, who was good marshalled by Chelsea left-back Emerson in a initial half. But Liverpool’s whitchcraft showed his persistence to win a round behind before Jordan Henderson clipped opposite a six-yard box to find Mane for a game’s opener.
And a shot that doubled a hosts’ lead will live prolonged in a memory as one of Anfield’s good goals. Not usually was it high in a execution, though it was hugely poignant in a pretension race, display Liverpool are not a same side as 5 years ago.
Coming on a day a bar noted a 30th anniversary of Hillsborough, a feat gave home fans a outrageous lift on an romantic afternoon.
Chelsea’s divided woes continue
Despite their prolonged dominant run during Anfield, a improved continued Chelsea’s bad run of form divided from Stamford Bridge this deteriorate underneath Sarri. They have now mislaid 7 divided games this season.
After fortifying intentionally in a initial half, a diversion could have swung their approach had Willian not lopsided far-reaching from a discerning conflict and Hazard finished improved from a parsimonious angle before a break.
But as in their 2-0 improved during Everton final month, when a home group also scored shortly after half-time, Chelsea could not respond. Hazard, who scored a leader in a Carabao Cup tie during Anfield progressing in a season, came closest to replying though his shot cannoned behind off a post.
It is a detriment that dents their hopes of reaching subsequent season’s Champions League around a tip 4 – nonetheless they could still strech it around a Europa League. Chelsea reason a 1-0 lead over Slavia Prague going into a second leg of their quarter-final subsequent Thursday.
Man of a Match – Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
‘It’s unequivocally overwhelming’ – what they said
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp vocalization to BBC Sport: “I’m so unapproachable of a team, it was a illusory performance. What a team, what a stadium, what an atmosphere. I’m so grateful we can be a partial of this, it’s great. It’s usually outstanding, unequivocally strenuous during times.
“Well done, unequivocally good done, now let’s prepared for Porto, Cardiff and whatever comes.”
On a pretension race: “The initial doubt in a assembly currently was ‘what is a City score?’ You can't equivocate meaningful about it. But it isn’t engaging to us.
“We design them to win all their games so we usually need to get as many points as probable and if we’re champions afterwards good though if not it is still a unequivocally good football team.”
Chelsea trainer Maurizio Sarri vocalization to BBC Sport: “I consider we played unequivocally good in a initial half, we shielded unequivocally well. We conceded nothing.
“I am happy with a performance, given in my opinion we played a good compare opposite a unequivocally good, clever opponent.
“I consider now we are going a right way, we are improving, given 3 months ago we weren’t means to stay in this kind of compare though currently we played well.
“And afterwards we were detrimental after a second idea given we reacted unequivocally good and had 3 idea opportunities in 3 minutes.”
Chelsea’s bad run during a large 6 continues – a stats
Liverpool purebred usually their third win over Chelsea in their past 17 meetings in all competitions (W3 D8 L6) and their initial during Anfield given a 4-1 win in a Premier League in May 2012.
Chelsea have mislaid their past 6 divided Premier League matches opposite associate ‘big six’ opponents, surrender 16 goals opposite those defeats.
This was Liverpool’s 26th Premier League feat of a season, equalling their record from a 2013-14 debate underneath Brendan Rodgers. They final won some-more in a top-flight deteriorate in 1978-79 (30 wins).
Sadio Mane has scored 21 goals in all competitions this deteriorate – his best total in a deteriorate for an English side.
Mohamed Salah’s idea was his initial from outward a box in a Premier League given scoring opposite Manchester City in Jan 2018.
This was Jurgen Klopp’s 200th compare in assign of Liverpool in all competitions (W112 D52 L36).
Aged 18 years and 158 days, Callum Hudson-Odoi became a youngest Chelsea actor to start 3 uninterrupted Premier League games.
Since a start of final season, Liverpool’s Salah has scored some-more goals in all competitions than any other Premier League actor (66).
Liverpool take a 2-0 lead to Portugal for a second leg of their Champions League quarter-final opposite Porto on Wednesday before a outing to Cardiff in a Premier League on Sunday, 21 April.
Chelsea are also in European movement opposite Slavia Prague in a Europa League quarter-final second leg during Stamford Bridge on Thursday, before hosting Burnley behind in a joining on Monday, 22 April.
Match ends, Liverpool 2, Chelsea 0.
Second Half ends, Liverpool 2, Chelsea 0.
Foul by Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool).
David Luiz (Chelsea) wins a giveaway flog in a defensive half.
Attempt saved. N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea) with an try from a centre of a box is saved in a tip centre of a goal.