Mourinho Blames Salah And Reveals Why Liverpool Were Lucky To Beat Chelsea

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Liverpool left Stamford Bridge with all three points, as the Reds defeated Chelsea 2-1 in a Premier League fixture on Sunday evening.

It was a game of two halves as Liverpool were the better side in the first half and Chelsea clearly dominated the second half. However, the game seemed a bit too late for Chelsea to chase after conceding two goals from set-pieces in the first half.

Chelsea pressured Liverpool in the second half, but the Blues couldn’t add to the 71st minute goal scored by N’Golo Kante.

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that Jurgen Klopp’s side were lucky to take all three points, especially as Mohamed Salah and co failed to track back towards the end of the game.

“The three attacking players play a lot centralised, and then they don’t defend too much,” said Mourinho on Sky Sports after the game.

“I think in the last 10 to 15 minutes of this game, Salah has to make a bigger effort and has to help a little bit more Alexander-Arnold. And then Alexander-Arnold can play a little bit more on the inside.

“So when arrives the moment where they need to win ugly, and in this moment they don’t have the potential or the freshness to score a third goal, they have to defend really better.

“They were a little bit lucky that in the last couple of chances Chelsea didn’t score and they would in this moment be blaming themselves.”

Speaking after the game, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard insisted the Blues were the better team despite losing to Liverpool. According to Lampard, fans at Stamford Bridge applauded the team after the game because of the character and pure spirit shown against Liverpool.

Lampard said: “Performance wise we were the better team.

“Sometimes it’s character, pure spirit, that’s why the fans clapped the team.

“It is what it is I like to think we’ll get (a VAR call) in our favour.

“We do have to get on with it, it’s a sad thing for the moment and the celebrations but if you want the right decision you have to go with it.

“Little moments like that change the face of the game.”

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