Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea: Liverpool’s fall and the rise of Thomas Tuchel as Mason Mount's beautiful strike sinks the Premier League champions
|Curtis Jones tries to beat two Chelsea players in Liverpool's fifth successive home loss on Thursday. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)|
It was clear from the team selection, there was an obvious game plan, Jurgen Klopp saw it, he could tell that Chelsea wanted to hit him on the break, yet he did nothing about it.
There were lots of reservations about Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea when he took over the reigns from the fired Frank Lampard but the German has proven everyone who had doubts about him wrong.
Beating Spurs and Liverpool and earning a deserved point against United is immense.
Liverpool hosted Chelsea on Thursday night and felt they had a chance with the return of Fabinho at the back but it was Chelsea who looked like the team with intent and ambition from the blast of the whistle.
Mason Mount’s first-half goal helped the Blues to victory over a clueless in the at Anfield on Thursday night as the Tuchel’s side moved back into the top four in the standings, usurping West Ham who have a game in hand.
Mount fired the visitors into the lead before half-time with an exquisite strike from the top of the penalty area after N’golo Kante picked him out with a long ball on a counter-attack.
Liverpool, who substituted a disgruntled Mohammed Salah in the second half, struggled to carve out clear chances as they slipped to a club-record fifth successive home league defeat, having gone unbeaten in their previous 68 games at Anfield.
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