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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