Three things we learnt from Liverpool's 2-1 victory at Chelsea
As Liverpool headed to Stamford Bridge with a superb record of seven points from a possible nine against last season’s top three, it was clear that this tie was never going to be an easy one for unbeaten Chelsea. On the night, Liverpool blew Chelsea away with a dominant first half performance which saw them 2-0 up by half time.
It took some poor defending to gift Dejan Lovren a chance he couldn’t miss to put the Reds into the lead before Jordan Henderson’s screamer from 25 yards into the top corner gave Thibaut Courtois no chance and his side headed for the break with a well deserved 2-0 lead.
The second half saw Antonio Conte’s men come back into the game, with more possession and more of a goal threat towards Jurgen Klopp’s side, who withheld the pressure well for most of the second half. A momentary lapse allowed Spanish striker Diego Costa in to continue his superb goal scoring form but it wasn’t enough to earn any points for his side.
The Blues then faced their first defeat of the season under their new Italian boss, whilst Liverpool took their unbeaten run to three league games as they seek to show that they can challenge for the Champions League, or maybe even more…
Over the next few pages, see what we learnt from the game…
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