Klopp's Kop signs Mourinho's sack letter by @Komptolla
It was dejavu at the Stamford Bridge stadium as Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool heaped more misery on Jose Mourinho and Chelsea for what became their sixth league loss of the season. No one has lost six games before Christmas and gone on to win the league.
The fading special one dropped Cesc Fabregas to the bench and restored Kurt Zouma to right back. Oscar recovered from injury layoff to gain his first start in weeks and Costa shook off injury to boot Remy out of the starting line up. Jurgen Klopp trusted Roberto Firminho in place of the fully fit Benteke and James Milner returned after serving his suspension in the midweek cup win over Bournemouth.
Chelsea got off the block quickly, only four minutes on the clock and Ramires, fresh from his contract extension was wheeling away in celebrations. A delightful cross from Ceaser Azpilicueta was met by the Brazilian with Mignolet off guard. Chelsea were on the ascendancy and they looked like going further inside the opening ten minutes. The pressure told on Coutinho who got cautioned after hacking down the impressive Willian.
Liverpool grew into the game, attack after attack but Chelsea stood firm. Patience paid off heavily for Liverpool in the closing seconds of the half as Philippe Coutinho latched on to a Firminho pass, danced inside Cahill and fired a curly strike past Begovic. As the ball sailed past the Bosnian stronghold guardian, Jose Mourinho bowed his head in anguish, turned his back on the Stamford Bridge crowd and disappeared into the dressing, like he wasn't ever going to return.
Chelsea started the second half the way they started the first. Quick thinking and connecting passes. Lucas Leiva was lucky to avoid red after halting Ramires on a run and Oscar was denied a screamer when his effort from center circle was handed out by Mignolet on full stretch. Mourinho introduced Kennedy for the uninspiring Hazard and Cesc Fabregas shortly after for Mikel. Kennedy's first touch was almost a goal for Chelsea as his tame effort flashed narrowly wide.
Chelsea were soon licking their wounds, Coutinho again danced inside Cahill again and curled again past Begovic. The despair was evident on Jose Mourinho. His wards have let him down again. It got worse later as Jurgen Klopp introduced Christian Benteke for Firminho. The big Belgian got a pass from fellow substitute Jordan Ibe, he dummied past Cahill and Terry before sliding past Begivic.
At the final whistle, Mourinho shook his head in despair, turned swiftly and headed down the tunnel to return... Maybe no more.
Written by @Komptrolla