Liverpool vs Chelsea, Premier League Highlights: Liverpool snatched the top spot of the Premier League table and hold a two-point lead to second-placed Manchester City after beating Chelsea 2-0 at the Anfield on Sunday. Two second-half goals from Sadio Mane and Mo Salah ensured the hosts did not let their title collapse in 2014 come in the way to their hope of first title after 1990.
Eden Hazard missed two brilliant chances in the second half and the Blues paid for that as Chelsea sit at the fourth spot with just two-points lead over Manchester United.
Liverpool vs Chelsea, Premier League Highlights:
Two goals in the second half give Liverpool 2-0 win against Chelsea at Anfield. And with that, Jurgen Klopp's side are back at the top of the league. They have four easy matches left in the season and a two-point lead over second-placed Manchester City.
GET IN, REDS! 🔴🔴— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 14 April 2019
Mane charges at the goal, takes a shot from the left but Kepa is again there to make the save. Few minutes left for the match to finish
James Milner comes on to replace Jordan Henderson for Liverpool while Ross Barkley replaces Ruben Loftus-Cheek for Chelsea
Salah drives towards the post, takes another shot at goal but it is saved by Kepa. Liverpool are back at dominating this game.
Another miss by Hazard
Hazard finds space in the box but his effort from close-range is saved brilliantly by Alisson. That's two misses in like two minutes.
Hazad hits the post
Hazard goes very close for the visitors Chelsea. His side-footed effort rebounds back off the post and the Reds clear. Are Chelsea going to regret this later
GOAL! Mo Salah scores an absolute screamer to give Liverpool 2-0 lead in the second half. What a goal! Salah controls the ball, cuts inside and takes a spectacular shot from 25 yards.
Sadio Mane gives Liverpool the breakthrough as the hosts lead Chelsea 1-0 early in the second half.Henderson sends a fine cross to Mane, who gives his side the much deserved lead
Liverpool start second half well
Liverpool start the second half on a psitive note. They know a draw today won't help them. The hosts need a win!
Alexander-Arnold takes the free-kick, sends it to Firmino, who touches it towards goal. Kepa saves with his feet. A beautiful pass from Alexander-Arnold but Firmino was off-side
First yellow card of the game goes to Azpilicueta for a foul on Mane, who was trying to head past the Chelsea player before getting pulled. Match nearing the half-time whistle
The Reds break well and Salah finds Mane on the edge of the box. Mane's curling effort goes past the post.
Chelsea have hardly threatened the Liverpool goal at all this half, as their heat map shows on the right.— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) 14 April 2019
We're nearing half-time...
Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea.
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Willian runs with the ball all the way to the edge of the area, does not pass it to Hazard on his side and shoots it wide. Wasted opportunity for Chelsea
Henderson sends a shot after receiving a perfect pass from Salah. David Luiz saves it with an outstretched leg as it goes for a corner.
26' - Great move from the Reds! Fabinho finds Salah with a brilliant ball and Mo heads it down for Henderson. His volley is deflected behind for a corner, which is cleared.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 14 April 2019
Chelsea starting to dominate
Chelsea have gotten in their groove now. With every attack, the visitors are coming with a counter-attack against Liverpool.
Twenty minutes up
Twenty minutes into the match at Anfield. Liverpool are in control of the game, which stands goalless as of now.
Salah falls after dancing around with David Luiz. Might receive a ban for the dive, could be a blow to Liverpool's title dreams.
Hazard down, clutching his knee after Fabinho runs into him. This could be a big setback for Chelsea, he limps off to the sidelines.
Great start by Liverpool
Another chance for Liverpool as the hosts press on, create another chance. Does not lead to anything as Chelsea seem to be still warming up
Terrific start to the match at Anfield. Liverpool begin by putting pressure on the visitors and five minutes into the match, Salah takes a shot at the goal after a cross by Mane but falls right into Kepa's hands.
Silence observed for Hillsborough disaster
It is the 30th anniversary of Hillsborough disaster and the teams observe silence after a thundering 'You'll never walk alone'
.@ChelseaFC paid their respects to the 96 children, women and men who lost their lives at Hillsborough by laying a wreath at the memorial earlier today on behalf of the club. pic.twitter.com/9MHjOQCoaP— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 14 April 2019
On behalf of Chelsea, club directors laid a wreath at the Hillsborough memorial a short time ago, paying respects ahead of the 30th anniversary of one of the most dreadful days in the history of football. pic.twitter.com/fnMwcT95g9— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 14 April 2019
City wins to take the top spot in Premier League table
With Manchester City beating Crystal Palace 3-1 a while back, the Guardiola-coached side have taken the top spot, at least for some time. This is a crucial match for Liverpool to stay in title contention and snatch back their lead.
Liverpool haunted by Chelsea ghosts
Back in 2014, Liverpool, then managed by Brendan Rodgers, sat top of the table when they were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea at Anfield in a match made famous by a costly slip from Steven Gerrard that gifted a goal to Demba Ba. That painful loss came at a similar stage of the campaign and current title rivals Manchester City went on to lift the trophy by two points.
Chelsea Playing XI
Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, David Luiz, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek; Hudson-Odoi, Hazard, Willian. Substitutes: Caballero, Christensen, Barkley, Kovacic, Giroud, Pedro, Higuain.
Liverpool vs Chelsea LIVE
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