Liverpool sweep Chelsea aside as Thiago sets passing record in 2-0 win

Liverpool sweep Chelsea aside as Thiago sets passing record in 2-0 win

Liverpool picked up a comfortable 2-0 win over Chelsea in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge today.

Sadio Mane scored twice for the Champions as Liverpool cruised to victory away from home.

Jurgen Klopp had to make a few changes to his side because of defensive injuries, and Fabinho had to play as the centre back beside Virgil van Dijk. The Brazilian midfielder put on a splendid showing against Timo Werner, and he managed to keep Chelsea quiet throughout the 90 minutes.

Sadio Mane gave Liverpool the lead early on in the second half after a fantastic interchange between Firmino and Henderson. 

The Senegalese pounced on an error from Kepa to double Liverpool’s lead a few minutes later. Kepa intended to pass the ball to Jorginho, but Mane intercepted it and made it 2-0 for Liverpool.

Chelsea was brought to a 10-man-squad when defender Andreas Christensen was sent off for hauling down Liverpool star Sadio Mane just before the break. Referee Paul Tierney initially showed the centre-back a yellow card, but VAR overturned the yellow to direct red.

Liverpool new signing Thiago was brought on in place of Jordan Henderson at the start of the second half, and the Spaniard managed to impress with his display as well.

The 29-year-old managed to break the Premier League passing record by making 75 accurate passes in just one half of football.

Klopp will be delighted with the performance of his players, and it will be interesting to see if Liverpool can build on this and put together a winning run now.

As for Chelsea, they will have to improve a lot in the coming weeks if they want to finish in the top four this season.

The Blues looked vulnerable at the back, and it remains to be seen whether the likes of Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva can improve them when they are in the first team.

It will also be interesting to see if Lampard decides to drop kept out from the starting lineup after his horrendous mistake against the Reds today.