Who were the best and worse performers during Chelsea vs Liverpool
Liverpool march on after another good result at a difficult away ground. Stamford Bridge was the location this time, after already getting positive results at both Arsenal and Spurs, and goals from Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson gave the Reds a 2-1 win at Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp’s side were comfortable throughout the match, despite conceding to Diego Costa mid-way through the second half and will now be exceedingly confident they can do something this season.
The match was an example of how far Liverpool have come under Klopp and offered some really exciting combinations through the forwards. As for Chelsea, this was a match that reminded the fans how much work there still is to do, to recover from last season.
Here are the best and worst performers from last night’s game, included over the next couple of pages.
Captain fantastic. Jordan Henderson looked focused and confident leading his team out, and it showed on the pitch. Determined, with an eye for a good pass, and he was able to score one of the goals of the season – all in all a fantastic evening’s work for the former Sunderland man.
That goal came from him picking up the ball from the edge of the area, and in one touch he curled the ball beautifully past Thibaut Courtois to put the Reds 2-up, not un-like something ex-captain Steven Gerrard would have done.
His ability to play well in any position does seem remarkable. Now at left-back, Milner puts in ever consistent performances week in, week out. Against Chelsea, he did it again, pushing forward at every opportunity and defending well in equal measure. It may not be the position he dreamed of playing in, but he certainly is making it his own.
The additional technical ability that the versatile performer provides when playing on the left is an asset for his side and if he continues to tune the finer aspects of his defensive armoury, it might turn out to not be such a disaster for Liverpool
Question marks over his purchase can be put to bed following this performance, in addition to positive signs in earlier matches which really came to the fore against the 2014/15 Premier League champions.
Strong and powerful in midfield, with an eye for a forward run and a good pass. The £25 million signing looks like he is fitting into the team now, and is offering plenty to excite the fans.