Chelsea were beaten 2-0 at Anfield by Liverpool and thus missed a good opportunity to consolidate a top four place on the table having played 34 league games already.
After a goalless first-half, Liverpool came out soaring in the second-half and scored two quick fire goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah to kill Chelsea’s hopes of leaving Anfield with anything.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was asked what their manager Jurgen Klopp told them at half-time that made them score two goals within two minutes shortly after the restart, but the England international refused to say what Klopp told them during the break.
He said: “What did the manager say at half-time? I can’t tell you that! I thought there was a period when we blew them away a bit, but then they had a couple of good chances.
“Overall it’s a good performance because Chelsea are a good side. I’ve moved a little bit further forward in the last few weeks, which I’ve enjoyed. It’s really big for us to be in the title race. We’ve got a few big games coming up, and we’re enjoying it.”
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dirk admitted that this game was totally different from five years ago when Chelsea defeated Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield and kill their hopes of winning the title.
The Dutchman said: “What happened five years ago didn’t matter today. It was a totally different game, totally different circumstances, and we are very happy with the three points.
“We managed to put Chelsea under pressure and they didn’t play their usual game at times, so all credit to us. We just focus on our games, not City. We’ll see, we’ll see.”
Chelsea are still fourth on the table but have played a game more than Manchester United and two games more than Arsenal. The Gunners go away to Watford on Monday night.