Liverpool scored a late equaliser in the first half at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon to ensure that they went in level at 1-1 against Chelsea at the break.
Ramires had opened the scoring for the hosts, but Philippe Coutinho’s wonderful control and finish silenced the home supporters as the Reds were able to get back on level terms at a crucial time in the game.
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Jurgen Klopp’s men were arguably the better team as they enjoyed long periods of possession, and they deserved their equaliser despite perhaps lacking a killer instinct in the final third for the most part.
The German tactician has yet to see his side score more than one goal in a game since he took charge, and so he will be hopeful that they can build on their showing in the opening 45 minutes and return home with all three points.
In contrast, the tension would have been lifted by Ramires from a Chelsea perspective, but their inability to keep their rivals out as they moved deep into added time would undoubtedly have infuriated Jose Mourinho, although there is an argument to suggest that the whistle should have been blown to end proceedings on time.
The reigning Premier League champions were languishing in 15th place in the table prior to kick off, and they will be desperate to get their season on track as they bid to make up ground on their rivals at the top of the standings.
However, they can ill-afford a sixth loss of the campaign and Mourinho will have plenty to ponder at the interval with regards to his game plan as his side go in search of what would be a valuable three points.
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