Liverpool Show Their Class to Narrowly Beat Chelsea

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: General view inside the stadium as Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool scores his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Liverpool showed their class as they overcame Chelsea to win at Stamford Bridge. Goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino were enough to seal the three points for the Reds.

Liverpool Showed Class To Narrowly Beat Chelsea

First Half

After a tight opening ten minutes, Liverpool scored with the first effort of the game. A clever free-kick laid off by Mohammed Salah created a clearer sight at goal for Trent Alexander-Arnold, who fired his strike into the top-right corner.

Chelsea should have found themselves level in the 23rd minute. Tammy Abraham found himself one-on-one with Adrian, but could only fire straight at the Liverpool goalkeeper.

The home side then thought they had made it 1-1 three minutes later. Cesar Azplicueta’s tap-in was ruled out by VAR, as Mason Mount was found to be offside during the buildup.

In action packed six minutes, the visitors made it 2-0. Yet another clever free-kick routine found Roberto Firmino unmarked in the box to head past Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Chelsea limped towards half-time, trying to minimise the goal deficit. However, they could have clawed one back just before, as Tammy Abraham’s header went just wide of the post.

Second Half

The visitors started the brighter and if it was not for Kepa Arrizabalaga, the game would have been out of sight for Chelsea. A cross from Alexander-Arnold found Roberto Firmino unmarked at the back post, who forced Arrizabalaga into making a superb save.

Chelsea then ran close just before the 60-minute mark. The ball fell to the returning N’Golo Kante on the edge of the box, who then fired just wide of the post.

N’Golo Kante then did find the back of the net. He drew one back as the Liverpool defence stood off him before he fired his attempt into the top corner.

Chelsea then kicked into life in their quest for an equaliser. They could have drawn level in the 87th minute, as Michy Batshuayi found himself in empty space in the box. However, his header could not find the target.

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