Jurgen Klopp and his men knew it would be a tough day at the office as they traveled to Stanford Bridge to play a Chelsea team that had knocked them out of the League Cup a couple days earlier. The Reds wasted a host of simple Opportunities before Daniel Sturridge curled a left footed shot from 25 yards that beat Kepa all heads up and helped Liverpool salvage a point from Stanford Bridge. Chelsea however, will be unhappy to concede late on in the game that was so intriguing. But they have shown many qualities that confirm that they are capable of remaining in the race for the top spot in the Premier League.
Gran trabajo de todo el equipo hoy ante un rival difícil. Ambientazo en Stamford Bridge 💙⚽️ pic.twitter.com/Jp1WVeWZL4
— Marcos Alonso (@marcosalonso03) September 29, 2018
Klopp, on the other hand, will reflect on a performance where so many chances were created in the opposition box against a team that they can safely consider rivals in pursuit of the trophy. As things stand it looks like Eden Hazard holds the key to Chelsea’s ambitions this season. The Belgian who scored the winner against the Reds in the league cup, was at it once again who squeezed a shot past Alisson who was brilliant throughout the night. If Hazard continued his form, Chelsea is capable to challenge for silverware this season.
What a game to be a part of man 😎The boys work their socks off and we deserved that point. Didn't celebrate today got caught up the other day but I respect Chelsea for everything they did for me. Love to the travelling #lfc fans top class today! In God I trust always ❤️🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/9yPaEfQTjX
— Daniel Sturridge (@DanielSturridge) September 29, 2018
Liverpool however, didn’t look their clinical best as they missed all kinds of chances in the opposition half. Salah missed three early chances but created many. The Egyptian looks like a class act but is somehow low on confidence this season. Klopp will, however, be happy that his team is able to pull off good results even when they are evidently not at their best. It is certainly only a matter of time before Liverpool start banging in the goals, considering the quality they have.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 29, 2018
Chelsea welcome Hungarian champions MOL Vidi to Stamford Bridge in the Europa League on Thursday, then travel to Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday. Liverpool visits Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday before welcoming Premier League champions Manchester City to Anfield on Sunday.