Chelsea visit Liverpool in a very intriguing Premier League on Tuesday night at Anfield and they knew a win for them will open up a massive gap at top of the table while a draw will be a good enough to keep the chasing pack well away from top spot. Chelsea started slow and played on the counter while Liverpool with all their possession never looked like scoring. It took 25 minutes on the clock to open the scoring which came in interesting circumstances thanks to David Luis whos quickly taken freekick found the back of the net as Liverpool keeper was caught off guard.
Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea Highlights
[ English Premier League 2017 Match ]
25′ 0 – 1 David Luiz scores with a stunning freekick which caught Liverpool keeper and defense off guard. In the opening exchanges Liverpool looked the sharper but Chelsea as a well oiled mechine stuck to their guns and played on counter throughout first 45 minutes.
58′ 1 – 1 Georginio Wijnaldum scores after the halftime break to make it 1-1 on the night and open the game up for rest of 30 minutes.
Match Highlights (English)
Jurgen Klopp Post Match Interview:
Jurgen Klopp has come under severe criticism for not taking FA Cup seriously and fielding so many youngsters in what turned out to be a 2-1 defeat in the hands of Wolves eliminating Liverpool from all cup competitions this season. However there is a silver-lining for the Reds as they play only 16 games from now to end of the season which put them in a superb oppertunity to mount a serious challenge for top3 places. Chelsea are in a similar position as they play 16 league games and a few in FA Cup depending on results.
Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 ]
17′ 0 – 1 Dejan Lovren scores from a close range header to make it 1-0 for Liverpool.
36′ 0 – 2 Jordan Henderson produced a superb finish from outside the box as Liverpool go 2-0 up to stun Stamford Bridge.
62′ 1 – 2 Diego Costa scores a tap-in after wonderful work by Matic who beat several players inside the before squaring it for Costa.
Liverpool and Chelsea are set to duel for the first time this season albeit in a friendly game as part of the international champions cup 2016 at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena this Wednesday night, 27th July 2016. Both teams have already played couple of friendly games but this one is the first of three major friendlies scheduled on US tour.
Chelsea vs Liverpool Preview: Not much at stake but both teams will be going at it for three points but we can safely assume both camps will use some of the fring players in the premier league clash at Anfield this wednesday night, 11 May. Liverpool will be slightly favourite with the kind of form they are in while Chelsea are hoping to end their terrible season on a positive note.
Liverpool are highly likely to keep the starting lineup which took the field against Leicester City while Chelsea are forced to make changes including David Luis coming in for captain John Terry at the back.
Chelsea had a perfect start with early goal from Ramirez in just 4th minute when he headed home after a superb cross from the left flank. Liverpool hit back just before the break with Coutinho scored with a beatiful curling effort to make it 1-1 on the day and open the game up for second half.
Two goals in second half from Liverpool with Coutinho and Benteke scoring within 10 minutes of each other secure first win for Jurgen Klopp and takes Liverpool in top half of the table.