Liverpool Vs Chelsea: Reds face tough test at Anfield (LIVE UPDATES)

Liverpool FC team. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Liverpool]
Liverpool FC team. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Liverpool]

Liverpool face the toughest of their remaining Premier League fixture this season in their quest for the EPL title.

The Reds take on third-placed Chelsea at Anfield and only a victory will be good enough for them.

The Reds have won four matches in a row to stay just one point behind Manchester City who also won their game on Sunday against Crystal Palace.

In Chelsea’s last five visits to Anfield, they have been unbeaten. Hence Jurgen Klopp and his men must find a winning formula this Sunday if they are still to harbor any realistic chance of winning the EPL title.


Kickoff at Anfield


Chelsea FC awarded a throw-in in their own half


Hazard flagged offside!


What a save by Kepa .. Mane’s cross gets to Salah but the Egyptian fires into the hands of the Chelsea goalkeeper


Hazard appears injured


The Belgian is back on his feet


Chelsea are crowding the ball giving no space to Liverpool


Kepa comes off his line to pick the ball before it gets to Mane


Salah escapes a booking after he appears to have dived… Referee Michael Oliver simply awards Chelsea a goal kick


15′ Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea


Hazard is on target but unsuccessful.


The match was briefly halted for attention to the injured Antonio Rudiger. but we are back on!


Over the bar!! Liverpool come close but they have a corner kick


Some anxious moment there for Chelsea


CHANCE! Willian blazes it wide.. he had support from Hazard but the Brazilian chooses to do it himself and he fluffs it!!


30′ Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea


Firmino is whistled for offside at Anfield.


No goals yet but plenty of excitement at Anfield so far


CHANCE! Inches wide, Mane goes for a curler with his back at goal


Antonio Rudiger down again… Chelsea set to lose their centreback


Antonio Rudiger out as Andreas Christensen comes in as his replacement.


Ball possession Liverpool 60% -40% Chelsea


Yellow card: Azpilicueta booked for a foul on Mane


Kepa makes another good save as we are now in the stoppage time


Three additional minutes in this first half


HALF TIME: Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea


Second half begins


Nabby Keita with a shot but it goes off


GOALLLL!!! Sadio Mane breaks the deadlock


Jordan Henderson with an assist there!


GOAAAALLL .. Mohamed Salah doubles the lead for Liverpool


Out of nowhere, Salah fires in a screamer for the Reds Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea


SUB: Gonzalo Higuain in to replace Callum Hudson Odoi, the youngster has been largely anonymous in this game


CHANCE! Hazard fires in a great shot but is denied by the woodwork as Chelsea try to find a away back into the game


Higuain too slow and another chance missed by Chelsea


Free kick for Liverpool


70′ Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea


Every Liverpool player now behind the ball as they hold on to their 2-0 lead


Barkley in for Loftus-Cheek


Corner kick for Liverpool


Liverpool fans are ecstatic as this tie appears done and dusted


Another slip by Liverpool but not costly like it was five years ago


Chelsea falling apart… Kepa came off his line and Liverpool almost with the third goal


Shaqiri comes in for Salah


Three minutes will be added to the second half in Liverpool


Full Time: Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea (Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah with the goals for the Reds)


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