Exorcising their demons of 2014 when Stephen Gerrard’s ‘slip’ proved costly for Liverpool, Mohamad Salah and Sadio Mane ensured that the Reds did not have a repeat performance of the action from five years ago against Chelsea as Klopp’s men walked away comfortably with a 2-0 win, claiming the top spot of the Premier League table once again.
In hopes of winning their first ever Premier League, Liverpool put on a disciplined performance to see off Sarri’s Chelsea with ease after Mane and Salah scored in a span of two minutes in the second half of the match. While Mane headed the ball through a cross from captain Jordan Henderson in the 51st minute, Salah produced an absolute stunner from outside the box to beat Kepa to find the top left corner, making it 2-0.
The curler by Salah was astonishing and the proved to be the match winner as Liverpool are now on top with 85 points, two above Manchester City who still have a game in hand.
In 2014, Liverpool were on sight to win the Premier League and had City just right behind them. In a clash against Chelsea in during this time five years ago, Gerrard slipped while attempting a pass in his half which saw Chelsea striker Demba Ba take advantage and find the back of the net, resulting in Liverpool losing the match and the title to City.
However, Klopp’s Reds cruised past Chelsea, keeping them alive in the title race.
Earlier, Manchester City also had a Premier League clash as Guardiola’s Blues travelled to Crystal Palace, where they walked away with a 3-1 win through Raheem Sterling’s brace.
With Liverpool finding an easy road from here on to the title, City have two major clashes ahead in Tottenham Hotspurs and rivals Manchester United. Guardiola’s Blues face Spurs in a UCL clash and Premier League clash before they face Solksjaer’s United at Old Trafford.
Besides the Premier League, Liverpool are also in the hunt for the Champions League after they cruised past FC Porto in the first leg after taking a 2-0 advantage. The Reds are on course to secure a place in the semifinals, where they will face the winner between Manchester United and FC Barcelona.