Liverpool
2 - 0
Chelsea
2019-04-14 | 17:30 |  English Premier League | Anfield |  Full Time
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  • 51' Sadio Mané (Goal)
    53' Mohamed Salah (Goal)
    2 Goals 0
  • Yellow Cards 1 44' César Azpilicueta
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  • 90'

    The fourth official indicates three minutes of additional time to be played.

  • 90'

    James Milner is down receiving treatment after a clash of heads with Kante in the Liverpool box.

  • 90'

    A change that took place: Shaquiri replaced Salah for Liverpool for the final stages.

  • 90'

    Full-time: Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea. Mane (51') and Salah (53') scored the goals for the home side and get a big win.

  • 89'

    Sadio Mane makes a great burst for Chelsea past Jorginho and then Christensen and tests Kepa with a left-footed shot. The Spanish goalkeeper tips the attempt over the bar.

  • 87'

    A long punt from Van Dijk causes problems for Chelsea between Kepa and Christensen and nearly lead to an opening for Liverpool as the Chelsea goalkeeper fails to make a clean clearance.

  • 85'

    Score update: Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea. The Reds have just five minutes plus added time left to defend their lead and take a crucial three points.

  • 82'

    Sadio Mane makes a good run for Liverpool up the left and wins a corner off Azpilicueta.

  • 80'

    Salah links up well with Firmino and the latter hits a good low left-footed shot, but Kepa saves. Chelsea break quickly and win a corner at the other end... it comes to nothing.

  • 80'

    Sub: James Milner came on for an injured Jordan Henderson after 76 minutes.

  • 75'

    Sub: Ross Barkley replaces Ruben Loftus-Cheek for Chelsea.

  • 72'

    Alexander-Arnold dribbles past Higuain and tries a low shot, but Kepa gets behind the shot and saves well.

  • 70'

    Foul: Luiz shoves Firmino off the ball, and Alexander-Arnold's resulting freekick is headed behind for a corner.

  • 69'

    Hazard goes on a mazy run but his cross doesn't find Higuain in the box. The Belgian is looking very dangerous here.

  • 66'

    Sub: Georginio Wijnaldum replaces Naby Keita for Liverpool.

  • 65'

    Salah runs at Emerson again and causes him nightmares, but the shot is saved by Kepa at the near post.

  • 64'

    Chelsea are on top here and have had a very strong response to Liverpool's second goal.

  • 60'

    Chance for Chelsea! Higuain switches play over to Willian on the right and the Brazilian's cross reaches Hazard free in the box, but his shot lacks power and Alisson saves. That was another great opening for Chelsea.

  • 59'

    Chance for Chelsea! Emerson finds Hazard with a ball over the top, but the Belgian can only hit the post for the away side. He really should have scored there.

  • 56'

    Chelsea sub: Gonzalo Higuain replaces Callum Hudson-Odoi for Chelsea.

  • 53'

    GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL! Salah makes it 2-0 as he cuts inside Emerson on the right flank and fires in a vicious shot into the far top corner. Kepa has no chance. Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea.

  • 51'

    GOAL FOR LIVERPOOL! Sadio Mane heads Liverpool in front. Henderson plays in a lovely chipped cross on the right flank and Mane is free to score at the back post. Liverpool 1-0 Chelsea.

  • 49'

    Liverpool have the first half-chance of the second period as Keita tries a volley, but it flies high over the bar.

  • 46'

    The second half is underway.

  • 45'

    Close! Alexander-Arnold swings in a perfect freekick and Firmino gets to the ball first to test Kepa, but he was offside to it wouldn't have counted anyway.

  • 45'

    The fourth official indicates three additional minutes to be played.

  • 45'

    Half time. The referee brings the half to a close. Liverpool had the better chances, but Chelsea have been dangerous on the counter attack. Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea.

  • 44'

    Yellow! Mane sprints past Azpilicueta and is hauled down. Referee Michael Oliver cautions the Chelsea captain.

  • 43'

    Willian has a weak shot blocked and Liverpool break at speed, but Azpilicueta does well to make the tackle on Mane.

  • 40'

    Sub: Andreas Christensen replaces Antonio Rudiger for Chelsea.

  • 39'

    Rudiger is down needing treatment again after the earlier injury. It does not look like the German centre back will be able to continue.

  • 38'

    Liverpool go close! Loftus-Cheek loses the ball, Liverpool beak well and Salah picks out Mane, but his shot curls just wide of the post. The home side are getting closer.

  • 35'

    Score update: Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea. The game has had a quiet five minutes with neither side taking any risks on the ball.

  • 30'

    Liverpool enjoy a long spell of possession, but Chelsea break through Willian who flashes a shot wide of goal. The away side are looking like a threat on the break.

  • 26'

    Liverpool go close! Fabinho finds Salah, who heads down for Henderson to shoot, but Luiz blocks well and the ball deflects just wide.

  • 23'

    Liverpool attack down the left as Mane and Robertson link up, but Firmino can't get the left back's pass under control and the ball goes out for a goal kick.

  • 21'

    Rudiger is tripped by Mane as the latter tries to run in-behind onto Matip's pass and the German defender stays down and needs treatment.

  • 20'

    Chelsea link up well and Willian finds Hazard to turn well in the box and fire off a shot, but Alisson has his angles covered and saves well.

  • 19'

    Keita attacks Azpilicueta and tries to cross with the outside of his right foot, but its too close to Kepa, who holds well.

  • 18'

    Chelsea block Salah's shoot and break through Willian and when Kante tries to find Hazard, the flag goes up. Replays show it may have been onside.

  • 15'

    Loftus-Cheek muscles Van Dijk off the ball in the Liverpool box, but Chelsea fail to turn the attack into a chance and Rudiger ends up fouling Firmino as he looks to break for Liverpool.

  • 14'

    Salah goes on a mazy run for Liverpool, breezing past Willian and go down under David Luiz's challenge, but the referee waves away the appeals.

  • 13'

    Liverpool attack well and Salah tries to find Mane's run in-behind, but Kepa sweeps up well for Chelsea.

  • 12'

    Kante bursts through midfield for Chelsea and finds Hudson-Odoi on the right. He crosses firmly and Alisson punches clear well for Liverpool.

  • 10'

    Hazard is down receiving treatment for Chelsea after a strong challenge on him by Fabinho.

  • 8'

    Foul! Hazard is brought down by Henderson in the Chelsea half.

  • 6'

    Chance for Liverpool! Keita finds Mane on the left and his left-footed cross reaches Salah on the back post for a volley, but its straight at Kepa! A great opening for the Egyptian.

  • 4'

    Jorginho tries to pick out Hazard for Chelsea, but the offside flag goes up.

  • 3'

    Liverpool are pressing well here so far, winning the ball in the Chelsea half.

  • 1'

    We are underway at Anfield.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this crucial English Premier League clash between hosts and title challengers, Liverpool and Champions League chasing Chelsea from Anfield.

  • 0'

    Team News: Liverpool starting lineup - Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Keita, Mane, Firmino, Salah.

  • 0'

    Liverpool subs - Mignolet, Wijnaldum, Lovren, Milner, Sturridge, Shaqiri, Origi.

  • 0'

    Team News:Chelsea starting lineup - Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Emerson, Kante, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Hazard, Hudson-Odoi.

  • 0'

    Chelsea subs - Caballero, Barkley, Higuain, Pedro, Kovacic, Giroud, Christensen.

  • 0'

    Liverpool have not won any of their last six Premier League matches at Anfield against Chelsea, losing twice and drawing four. The Reds have never endured a longer winless home run against an opponent in the competition.

  • 0'

    Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has had a hand in more goals than any other PL player this season, scoring 16 goals and providing 12 assists.

  • 0'

    Roberto Firmino has scored seven goals in his last six PL home matches for Liverpool. However, he has yet to score against the Blues in the competition having faced Chelsea five times.

  • 0'

    The Londoners have won three of their last four away league matches against sides starting the day top, including a 2-0 victory at Anfield in April 2014.

Team Line-ups
Liverpool Chelsea
  • Fabinho
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Naby Keita
  • Roberto Firmino
  • Sadio Mané
  • Mohamed Salah
  • Alisson
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Andrew Robertson
  • Joel Matip
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold
  • 3
  • 4
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 13
  • 14
  • 26
  • 32
  • 66
  • 1
  • 2
  • 5
  • 7
  • 10
  • 12
  • 20
  • 22
  • 28
  • 30
  • 33
  • Kepa Arrizabalaga
  • Antonio Rüdiger
  • Jorginho
  • N'Golo Kanté
  • Eden Hazard
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi
  • Willian
  • César Azpilicueta
  • David Luiz
  • Emerson
Substitutions
  • Georginio Wijnaldum
  • Dejan Lovren
  • James Milner
  • Daniel Sturridge
  • Simon Mignolet
  • Xherdan Shaqiri
  • Divock Origi
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 15
  • 22
  • 23
  • 27
  • 8
  • 9
  • 11
  • 13
  • 17
  • 18
  • 27
  • Ross Barkley
  • Gonzalo Higuaín
  • Pedro
  • Willy Caballero
  • Mateo Kovacic
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Andreas Christensen

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