Published:9 March 2021
Liverpool made unwanted history at Anfield, losing their fifth consecutive league game at home to a resurgent Chelsea side. Mason Mount finished off a stunning performance with a well-taken goal at the end of the first half to give Thomas Tuchel's free-flowing Blues a 1-0 victory away from home.
Liverpool started the game strongly by dominating the first few minutes. But Chelsea then took command of the game after weathering the early storm, with Timo Werner fine effort goal disallowed in the first-half as he was marginally offside. The German had put the ball in the net, but after consulting with the VAR, the goal call off due to a minor offside call.
Chelsea won a crucial victory in their hunt for a top-four finish with a thunderbolt from Mason Mount in the 42nd minute. The 22-year-old scurried up a few steps after collecting the ball at the edge of the box before slamming a thunderous volley into the far corner, giving the diving Alisson no chance. This was his fifth Premier League goal of the season and his third in the last five games, bringing him closer to matching his tally from the previous campaign.
Liverpool was putting on a sloppy offensive performance once again dreadful on the night, as they have been across 2021.
In the second half, Jurgen Klopp's controversial substitution of Mohamed Salah dominated the headlines, as the Egyptian was unexpectedly removed despite being his team's best player on the pitch. After the break, the Reds brought Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Diogo Jota, and James Milner from the bench. Still, they lacked creativity on the ball and struggled to challenge Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.
However, they should've been awarded a penalty in the second half for N'Golo Kante's handball, which referee Martin Tyler waved away after a VAR analysis.
Liverpool's atrocious defence of the hard-earned league title began with an eighth loss of the season, and that moment could not mask their struggles on the night.
Chelsea deserved to win, and they are now five points ahead of the defending Premier League champions. Here are the best tweets from a record-breaking night at Anfield, in which Liverpool suffered yet another humiliating loss.