England Europe Games Premier League

Liverpool vs Chelsea 4-1

Stadium: Anfield
Competition: Premier League, #LIVCHE
Season: 2023/24, 01 February 2024, Weekday 22

Key Notes:
Conor Bradley showcased a remarkable performance, marking it with his inaugural goal and 2 assists for Liverpool.
– AFC Asian Cup 2023 underway & African Cup of Nations 2024 underway
– Chelsea endures a night of penalty disappointments.

LIV: (Jurgen Klopp‘)
Alisson | Gomez, Van Dijk, Konaté, Bradley | Jones, Mac Allister, Szoboszlai | Díaz, Núñez, Jota
SUBS: Kelleher, Gakpo, Elliott, Robertson, Gravenberch, Clark, McConnell, Alexander-Arnold, Quansah

CHE: (Mauricio Pochettino)
Petrović | Chilwell (c), Badiashile, Silva, Disasi | Enzo, Gallagher, Caicedo | Sterling, Palmer, Madueke
SUBS: Bergström, Gilchrist, Gusto, Casadei, Chukwuemeka, Mudryk, Washington, Nkunku, Broja

Scoring: Jota (23′), Bradley (39′), Szoboszlai (65′), Nkunku (71′), Díaz (79′)


Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool entered the latest round of fixtures holding a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League. With Arsenal and Manchester City securing wins in their respective matches, Liverpool faced a crucial encounter against Chelsea.

Following their convincing 4-0 victory over Bournemouth in the previous league outing, Liverpool once again showcased confidence and dominance in their performance against Chelsea. Darwin Nunez, a standout player, struck the woodwork twice early on and four times overall. Diogo Jota displayed persistence, slotting in a goal after navigating through defenders from Bradley’s pass. The emerging talent, Jota, added another goal, driving into the far corner after a dynamic run into the box.

Despite Nunez missing a penalty and hitting the post, Liverpool maintained control. Mykhailo Mudryk missed a golden opportunity for Chelsea, firing over the bar with only Alisson to beat. Dominik Szoboszlai capitalized on Chelsea’s miss, heading in Liverpool’s third from Bradley’s cross. Christopher Nkunku pulled one back for Chelsea, but Luis Diaz sealed Liverpool’s 4-1 victory with a late close-range strike.

This result not only preserved Liverpool’s lead in the Premier League but also provided a confidence boost ahead of their upcoming Carabao Cup final against Chelsea on February 25.

The match marked Liverpool’s second outing since Jurgen Klopp’s announcement that he would leave the club at the end of the season. Following an emotional FA Cup fourth-round fixture against Norwich, Liverpool continued their impressive form, emphasizing their determination to ensure Klopp’s final season is memorable.

While Chelsea, under Mauricio Pochettino, has shown improvement at Stamford Bridge, their struggles away from home persisted. Despite grievances over penalty decisions, Liverpool’s stellar performance left a lasting impact, signaling their title ambitions to rivals. The exceptional Bradley, receiving a standing ovation upon his substitution, contributed significantly to Liverpool’s commanding display, overshadowing the absence of Trent Alexander-Arnold from the starting lineup.

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Mario Hren