Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea Our match report from Anfield has landed, so I'll leave you with that. Thank you for your business and your emails. See you soon for the next episode of this huge title race.
Interviews after the match
"What did the manager say at halftime? I can not tell you that! I thought that there was a time when we had them a little bluffed, but then they had some good chances. All in all, it's a good performance because Chelsea is a good team. I have made some progress in the last few weeks, which I really enjoyed. It's very important for us to be in the title race. We have some big games to come and we take advantage of it. "
Virgil van Dijk
"What happened five years ago does not matter anymore. It was a totally different game, totally different circumstances and we are very satisfied with the three points. We managed to put pressure on Chelsea and they did not play their usual game sometimes, so everything deserves us. We focus only on our games, not on City. We will see, we will see. "
Liverpool's last matches are Cardiff (A), Huddersfield (H), Newcastle (A) and Wolves (H). They should win all four; If they do, Manchester City will have no room for error. There has never been a race for the title so implacable in English football.
Full Time: Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea
Liverpool returns to the top of the table and gets another tough match. They blew Chelsea early in the second half, when Sadio Mane and Mo Salah scored in the space of three minutes. The Howitzer of Salah entered the Anfield folklore even before he hit the goal.
Chelsea did a lot of good things, but they chose the wrong team and then Eden Hazard missed two excellent chances to qualify 2-1 and give Anfield the best. It's a blow to their hopes of being in the top four.
89 min An electric piece of Mane, who passes next to Christensen and hits a shot that pee behind Kepa. Before the corner is taken, Xherdan Shaqiri replaces Mo Salah, whose memorable heat driver ensured victory in Liverpool.
87 min Kepa is coming out of his zone to meet an opponent of van Dijk, taking advantage of an attempt to hit Horlicks under pressure from Mane and is a little lucky to see the ball miss a Goalkick goal.
86 min The Chelsea race is run. They played better today than in the pitiful defeats of the Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester City, but they could not get by when Liverpool increased the tempo for 10 minutes early in the game. second half. That was the difference.
84 min "This goal of Salah," says Niall Mullen, "reminded me of something."
Yes, Jamie Carragher made the same comparison on Sky. I guess Salah's was a more spectacular finish, because of the way he climbed into the top corner, but I prefer Fowler's goal in general because of the skill that preceded him.
83 min Liverpool wins a few turns in quick succession. They are very comfortable noo.
81 min "All these discussions about Liverpool fans being somehow different," says Niall Mullen, "that does not really diminish my sense of the exception in Liverpool."
80 min Firmino holds the Kepa well underwater. Chelsea passes to the other end, where Alexander-Arnold hits the ball in the six-meter box.
78 min "The smiley was for you," said Andrew Hurley, "to indicate that I am not angry!"
Ah, a hem. Now, about these exclamation points …
76 min One substitution each. Ross Barkley replaces the disappointing Ruben Loftus-Cheek and James Milner will succeed the excellent Jordan Henderson.
74 min Liverpool is now playing on the counterattack, which makes sense in the circumstances. Salah pauses four to three and finds Henderson, whose center above the sideline places Mane's head at the back post.
71 min Alexander-Arnold, still on the left after taking a turn, Cruyff gently bypasses Higuain before shooting a low shot straight at Kepa. I do not know at all in which position he will be, because he has such a capacity. It's almost too good to be a back, even in a post-Pep world.
70 min "Matt Dony is not really on the point, I think – fans of United, Chelsea, etc. during their best years have not lived up to the fair levels of Liverpool fans in their sterile years, "says Andrew Hurley. "This feeling of being superior the fans are disturbing because it involves something that is not going at all, you have to want to be seen by others in this light. The question is however – why does it bother everyone!?! 🙂 "
I will tell you what bothers me: the smileys.
69 min Danger is a constant threat since moving to the left. Who knew?
68 min Liverpool started to calm the game after those crazy 10 minutes, when they were almost too emotional to function.
67 min "David Dein, with the feelings I was waiting for in response to Andrew Hurley's question," says Matt Dony. "It's a reasoning I've heard a lot about recently. I can only assume that nobody remembers meeting a United fan during Fergie's peak years. "Unbearable" hardly scratches the surface. And, yes, I willingly admit that I will be a little bit satisfied if Liverpool wins the league. No more than, for example, Chelsea fans who suddenly appeared at Jose's first stint. Anyway, everything is debatable. Liverpool, today's winner, will only finish the last day, when City will confirm the title, even more disgusting. "
66 min Liverpool made a replacement, Gio Wijnaldum replacing Naby Keita.
65 min Salah shoots Kepa with a reader to the near post.
64 min "In response to David Dein, precisely that," begins Hubert O'Hearn. "Piers Morgan. Now, were you saying something about unbearable fans?
Just let me go get the popcorn.
63 min That's all Chelsea for the moment. What a strange game. If Chelsea gets one, it will be crushing time in excelsis.
62 min "If Liverpool wins the league, the fans are convinced that we are going to be a nightmare," said Niall Mullen. "I'm going to be a nightmare. I will come into all your houses, steal your shoes and make you pass an exam for which you are absolutely not prepared. "
61 min After a shy first half, it turns into slugfest. Azpilicueta s' introduced into the surface and slips a ball directly into the penalty area. He asked to be finished.
60 min: another great chance for Hazard! Willian had plenty of room on the right and threw a great ball in the center. Hazard slips behind the defense and fires a first shot saved by Alisson while diving. He did not quite understand, even though it was a difficult ball to take for the first time as it bounced right in front of him.
59 min: Hazard hits the post! A Chelsea corner was cleared on the center line, where Emerson sent a speculative ball over the top. Hazard, who was just in the game, beautifully lowered the ball and slid the ball between Alisson's legs – but the ball bounced off the near post.
59 min "As Gooner, I can tell you why so many people, including myself, do not want Liverpool to win the championship," said David Dein. "I have only the greatest respect for the club's achievements, they have been absolutely fantastic throughout the '70s and' 80s. An absolute joy to watch. Their fanbase, however, is unbearable. The idea of millions of jubilant Scousers without any sense of perspective does not stand up to reflection. Come on Chelsea! "
57 min Firmino almost arrives at the party, making a superb low shot, but just beyond 20 meters.