Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea

  • Liverpool and Chelsea had to make do with a point after playing out a hard-fought match at Anfield.
  • Mohamed Salah opened the scoring with a fine finish before Willian's chip levelled the score
  • Liverpool: Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Klavan, Moreno, Henderson, Milner, Coutinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Sturridge.
  • Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill (c); Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso; Hazard, Morata.

Full-time: Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea

A entertaining, well-fought match ends in a draw thanks to a late goal from Willian, after Mohamed Salah had given Liverpool the lead in the second half.

Klopp's decision to rest Mane and Firmino did not seem to completely backfire, though they certainly did not do enough to win, with Antonio Conte's men certainly well worth a draw.


Into stoppage time now, as Salah forces Courtois into a big save with his effort from just outside the box.

Chelsea break with Willian, but Henderson managed to stop the Brazilian in his tracks.


Double change for Liverpool - Lallana and Mane replace Coutinho and Oxlade-Chamberlain.


Morata skips away from Klavan but his cross finds noone in blue. Liverpool then break with Salah, whose touch allowed Christensen to intervene.


Was it a cross or a shot? Willian won't care!

The Brazilian glides past Klavan and clips the ball over the hapless Mignolet.

Five minutes to go, will there be a late winner here?


GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea (Willian)


Final Chelsea change - Zappacosta is replaced by Willian.


Wijnaldum's goal-bound header is caught by Courtois. Chelsea break with Pedro and Zappacosta, whose delicious cross is skied by Alonso, who should have done much better.


Excellent ball from Fabregas finds Alonso, who gets the better of Gomez before the young defender intervenes decisively.

Chelsea come again but Liverpool break with Salah, who is almost played through by Coutinho but the Brazilian's pass is stifled by Azpilicueta.


Salah and Coutinho link up to tee up Wijnaldum, whose shot is blocked by Cahill for a corner.

Chelsea then break with Morata, but Hazard is offside. Poor from the Belgian.


Fabregas' first involvement is a lovely ball over the top for Morata, who is just, just offside.

Pedro is on for Bakayoko, who was easily the worst player on the pitch.


Moreno sets Salah free, but his slack pass to Wijnaldum ends Liverpool's promising attack.

Conte set to throw Pedro on, 15 minutes left to play.


Fabregas comes on for Drinkwater, not Bakayoko. Granted Drinkwater is maybe fatigued after little prior game-time, but how does Bakayoko remain?


How is Bakayoko still on the pitch? He has been awful, and his race is surely run as Fabregas gets ready to come on.

Panic stations from Liverpool as Klavan fails to clear twice. The Estonian is lucky his mistakes didn't prove more costly.


Chelsea look to respond immediately but Morata's effort couldn't be directed goal-bound.


Coutinho tries to find Oxlade-Chamberlain, but Bakayoko's pathetic interception steers it into the path of Salah, who finishes expertly. The Egyptian doesn't celebrate, but everyone else in red does. 1-0.


GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Chelsea (Salah)


Huge defensive block from Azpilicueta to deny Sturridge, who is now down holding his knee. The Spaniard picks himself up but is forced off for treatment.


Mortal inadvertently goes close after Zappacosta's ball deflects of Klavan and hits the unknowing Spaniard. Good work from Kante to create that opening.


Best chance of the game so far goes to Chelsea as Hazard finds Zappacosta on the counter, The Italian is in behind Liverpool and fires a low cross that is begging for a touch, but no-one in blue gets on the end of it.


Calls for a penalty for Liverpool as Sturridge's cross hits Cahill on the arm, but there was no chance referee was ever going to award a spot-kick for that.

Liverpool have started the second half superior, but Firmino and Mane may be needed to provide that cutting edge.

A hopeful ball for Oxlade-Chamberlain is read well by Courtois, who did well to control the ball without using his hands on the edge of the area.


Liverpool go close with a couple of set-pieces but fail to really test Courtois.


Chelsea break through Morata and Zappacosta who wins a corner from Henderson. Hazard takes, Cahill wastes.


Courtois almost dropped a major clanger there! Sturridge's meek cross looks easy to gather, but the Belgian fumble and concedes a corner.