Tuchel reveals the only reason why Chelsea didn’t beat Liverpool

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It was a game between two giants at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening, as Chelsea played host to Liverpool.

Chelsea started the game brightly and missed some good chances, with Christian Pulisic failing to take advantage of a Liverpool error at the back.

However, Sadio Mane took advantage of a Trevoh Chalobah error in the 8th minute to put the away side ahead. Mohamed Salah doubled Liverpool’s lead in the 46th minute, leaving Chelsea with a huge mountain to climb.

Chelsea bounced back into the game with late first half goals from Mateo Kovacic and Pulisic, and the game ended in a draw, with no goal in the second half.

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel was relieved to get a draw but admitted that Chelsea didn’t beat Liverpool because of first half errors.

“Not only the response but also the start, we were so strong from the very start and that made it even harder to be 2-0 down, we got the feeling we should be 2-0 up,” Tuchel said at full time.

“We were punished for two or three big mistakes at the beginning. Going 2-0 down, it would be easy to say things would be hard and perhaps it would not be our day but the guys stuck in and showed a fantastic attitude to get back into the game.

“It [being 2-0 behind] makes things against Liverpool super tough. It’s a big match against a big opponent full of individual quality and energy, so given the circumstances and where we had come from, how we played was exceptional with high ball recoveries, chances and transition. We could even be a bit more clinical to maybe create even more, but coming back from 2-0 was immense, and there are no worries except for the result. It was a brilliant match of football.”

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