Liverpool against Chelsea. Jürgen Klopp against Thomas Tuchel. The duel of the Champions League winner had a lot to offer. But one after anonther …
Drang phase of the LFC
Klopp’s Reds, who began after 2: 0 against Burnley with Roberto Firmino, Fabinho and Robertson instead of Diogo Jota, Keita and Tsimikas, started extremely printed by sold-out Anfield Stadium. Elliott gave early a first warning shot (4.).
Chelsea, the scarf compared to the 2-0 at Arsenal on a position (Kanté for Kovacic), initially acted somewhat passive. The backdrop seemed something to intimidate the Champions League winner. Liverpool pressed early and recreated the second chance, Henderson for a short distance but negligently (10th). In the episode, the blues came gradually in the game – and promptly cheered. A James flank headed HAVERTZ at best on the first post with the back of the head over all in the long corner (22nd).
Place reference, packing and penalty
Then the game seemed balanced. Mount left the 2: 0 (36th). Shortly before the break, it was then hectic again: First, matip awarded a short distance before the ex-Schalker headed the latte after a uncertainty of Mendy. In the episode, the ball flew to Mané, whose shot was clarified on the line for a few meters of James. The ball first jumped to the thigh of the Englishman, then on the outstretched arm he actively moving. After loud protests from both sides saw James Red, Salah turned safely (45. + 5). Also then it came to packing and yellow cards before Anthony Taylor for pause whistled.
The beginning of the second passage resembled the first: with more games in favor of the Reds. The blues gambling blues pulled more and more back and defended clever. As a result, the LFC only offered degrees from the distance. Van Dijk, Henderson and Fabinho did not bring the ball in the gate under (52., 58., 59.). For the guests, it was only about bringing the draw over time (Lukaku defended in some situations on their own penalty area) – while the unrecognized reds at Chelsea-defensive the teeth. Only Kovacic (84th) and Salah (85th) recorded a chance in the last half hour. A strong contrast to the entertaining first half.
Ultimately, both teams of the late winning hit remained denied. Klopp and Tuchel separated himself in the second duel in the Premier League.