The dark nights continue for Liverpool as they created a new record of losing 5 consecutive matches on their home turf Anfield which never had happened before in their entire club history until now. High-flying Chelsea defeated struggling Liverpool by 0-1 at Anfield on Friday evening.
Liverpool are not just on a losing streak at Anfield but also running through a goal drought as they are yet to score a goal from an open play this year. The Reds have not found the net from more than 600 minutes from an open play. Apart from Salah’s spot-kick against Manchester City they last scored at Anfield on 27th December 2020 against West Bromwich.
The first and the only shot on target was a header from Gini Wijnaldum after 85 minutes on the other hand Chelsea looked solid at the back and had 5 shots on target at their opposition’s goal post.
Team Performance And Match Analysis:
It was a game of long balls, both the teams were looking to play the long balls many times to get through the defense line. With Liverpool keeping their back line high on the pitch and Chelsea looking to exploit it with the pace of Timo Werner, who scored a goal but in vain as it was ruled out by VAR with the slightest of margins.
With Liverpool struggling to find a way through to Thomas Tuchel’s sold defence Chelsea’s savvier mason mount found the way to break the deadlock on the other half of the pitch just before the half time with a beautiful strike from just inside the box which indeed moved them at 4th in the Premier League table.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Top 3 Player Ratings:
Mason Mount: (9/10) without a doubt he was the player of the match, looked sharp and helped Chelsea to secure all 3 points in their bag.
Timo Werner: (8/10) He looked sharp in making his runs and almost found his name on the score sheet.
N’Golo Kanté: (8/10) He was the one who played the long ball to mount which converted into a goal and kept his composure throughout the game offensively as well as defensively.