Here we have with us the Liverpool Player Ratings during a stunning head-to-head contest against Chelsea. A close end-to-end match concluded with both teams shaking hands over a 2-2 draw.
The result has now put Manchester City in a more comfortable position in the Premier League, with a 10 point gap between them and second placed Chelsea.
In Jurgen Klopp’s absence due to Covid-19, the Reds initially held off the Blues well. Their night started off rather energetically as Sadio Mane broke the deadlock in the 9th minute. A missed clearance from Chelsea’s Trevoh Chalobah saw Mane net the ball in a beautiful fashion. Just 20 minutes later, Mohamed Salah scored a stunning goal to take the score to an easy 2-0.
However, that joy was short lived as Thomas Tuchel’s side bounced back. Goals from Mateo Kovacic and Christian Pulisic soon followed, before the half-time mark. In the second half, both teams kept pushing for a winner but none got the best out of the other as the game ended 2-2.
Liverpool Player Ratings vs Chelsea
Caoimhin Kelleher (GK) (7): Made some great saves to hold off the opposition after conceding two goals. Good ball distribution.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) (7): Restricted to defense for the most part. Solid in his position. Bagged an assist for Salah’s goal.
Ibrahima Konate (CB) (6.5): Held his ground well. Made good interceptions and tackles.
Virgil Van Dijk (CB) (6): Neutralized threats well and managed the backline well. Indirectly responsible for Chelsea’s second goal.
Konstantinos Tsimikas (LB) (7): Attacked on the lines well and provided some great crosses.
James Milner (CM) (6): Responsible for Chelsea’s first goal build up. Had a hard time to hold off the opposition.
Fabinho (CM) (6): Sloppy and slow in the first half. Comparatively more solid in the next half.
Jordan Henderson (CM) (6): Tiring display but drove the midfield well.
Mohammed Salah (RW) (8): Excellent goal in the 26th minute. However, he was locked out well by Rudiger.
Sadio Mane (LW) (9): Scored the opener in the 9th minute. Troubled the defense from time to time.
Diogo Jota (ST) (6): Struggled to get in the game and gave away the ball cheaply many times.
Naby Keita (CM) (6): Had only little to provide after coming on.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (ST) (6): Drove the ball well but never got a chance at goal.
Curtis Jones (CM) (5): Did not have much to show for.
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