First-half targets from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino have been sufficient to clinch all three factors in an entertaining match at Stamford Bridge, with N’Golo Kante scoring the host’s solely purpose of the sport.
In the meantime, defeat leaves the west London membership within the backside half of the desk.
Liverpool has a poor report away to the league’s so-called high six golf equipment and it was made to work very arduous for its sixth consecutive win of the season.
Chelsea’s younger aspect threatened on a variety of events however the sport’s huge moments fell in favor of the reigning European Champion.
“You may’t count on to come back right here and have it your individual manner. They’re a proud aspect and have been going to come back out combating. The final 25-30 minutes have been actually robust.”
Liverpool opened the scoring by way of an exquisite Alexander-Arnold strike after he made essentially the most of a free-kick on the sting of the penalty field. The rehearsed routine noticed Mohamed Salah rework the angle of the set-piece, with the England worldwide sending the ball flying into the highest nook of the web.
Cesar Azpilicueta thought he had equalized for Chelsea shortly after however the purpose was ultimately dominated out by VAR — replays confirmed Mason Mount had strayed fractionally offside within the buildup.
To make issues worse for Chelsea, Liverpool doubled its lead simply moments after play restarted.
In some ways, the second purpose bore the hallmarks of the primary, solely this time it was left to Alexander-Arnold to remodel the angle of a large free-kick which allowed Andy Robertson to tee up an unmarked Roberto Firmino for a header.
Such routines mustn’t come as a shock. Liverpool has now scored 34 targets from set-piece conditions because the starting of final season — seven greater than another EPL group.
“We work on set items. All of the issues we do in coaching I like to see on the pitch. Large combat from everyone,” Klopp advised Sky Sports activities after the match.
Chelsea was not with out its possibilities although.
In-form striker Tammy Abraham missed a golden alternative within the first half when one-on-one with goalkeeper Adrian and Lampard’s younger aspect continued to check Liverpool’s resolve.
Maybe surprisingly, it was Kante who equipped the hosts with the medical ending it lacked for a lot of the match.
The Frenchman completed off an exquisite run to arrange a tense closing 20 minutes for the touring followers the place Chelsea maybe ought to have discovered the equalizer.
The end result means Lampard continues to be ready for a house win as Chelsea boss however the former England worldwide was inspired by the best way his aspect performed at instances.
“Efficiency-wise we have been the higher group. We had extra vitality in our sport, character and spirit. That is why the group applauded on the finish. Let’s take this ahead,” he advised Sky Sports activities.
Elsewhere, Manchester United suffered defeat away to West Ham United. Targets from Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell have been sufficient to see off a meek show from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect.
In the meantime, 10-man Arsenal accomplished a exceptional comeback towards Aston Villa, twice coming from behind to win Three-2.