Liverpool continues to struggle against Chelsea at Anfield

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Willian cancels out Mohamed Salah’s goal to earn a draw for Chelsea

Liverpool vs Chelsea fixture at Anfield is turning out to be a pain for Reds fans. Anfield giants have failed to register a victory at home against the Chelsea in last seven matches and it stretches over four seasons. Former Chelsea player Mohamed Salah earned a sweet memory scoring against his former side, but Willian came to rescue Chelsea in 85th minute to earn an equalizer.

Reds are unbeaten against Chelsea in their last six fixtures, registering two victories and four draws but none of the victories have been earned at Anfield. Liverpool last won against the Chelsea at Anfield in May 2012.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte does have won Premier League in his first season at helm, but Liverpool is the only side he has failed to beat. Klopp must be happy to be not beaten by the Premier League winner during his tenure at Liverpool, but he have to chew a bitter pill to not register a victory against the Blues at home.

Klopp admits, “Everything was good until Willian crossed the ball. Most part of the game were good but it doesn’t feel it. But that is how it is. We will be better. The world is a strange and a crazy place at the moment so I can easily live up with a point against Chelsea. It was a good game, an intense game and a very difficult game against a strong Chelsea team.”

Mo Salah was the man of the match with his scintillating display and earning a lead for Liverpool in 65th minute. He was the liveliest man in Liverpool’s attack alongside Daniel Sturridge and Alex Oxlade -Chamberlain. It was difficult to not see Sadio Mane and Firmino in attack and it causes a spat between Mane and Klopp during the match.

Willian was definitely the difference between Liverpool and Chelsea, as he scored the equalizer within 144 seconds of his introduction on the pitch. Brazilian winger had scored twice against Qarabag in midweek fixture in Champions League and his presence at Anfield pitch should have cautioned Liverpool’s boss and immediately he did the damage.

Klopp was angry with the referee decision to not allow him substitution, but the damage was already done. The draw continues to leave Liverpool at 5th spot which may be taken over by Arsenal if they register a victory over Burnley. A win for Liverpool would have earned them the third spot eclipsing past both London giants Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur played a 1-1 draw as well against West Brom in another Premier League fixture taken place on Saturday, whereas Manchester United registered a narrow 1-0 victory over Brighton to continue to enjoy the second place on Premier League table. Liverpool will have to face Stoke City in their next midweek fixture to make up for the points lost.

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