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In this terrifying game for an upcoming qualification for the Champions League, Liverpool and Chelsea are separated in a goalless draw (0-0). Badiashile and Mudryk shone, but it wasn’t enough to bring some down Red that is stuck in the soft underbelly of the Premier League.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

At the start of the season, imagine Liverpool and Chelsea crossing paths in January, being 8th respectivelye and 10e of the Premier League could have been laughable. However, it was not a joke at the start of this meeting at Anfield, where the two ailing managers failed to score to grab the three points (0-0). Too bad for the 1000e of Jürgen Klopp in the coach’s uniform.

Havertz, false alarm

This Saturday afternoon, Anfield hosts a duel between two teams with bulging faces like two experienced boxers, but above all worn out by new competition. In the red corner, Liverpool saw a big question after his slap received at Brighton. In the blue corner, Chelsea are looking for a new dynamic inspired by its a priori long-term recruitment. In the midst of all these beautiful people, Michael Oliver judges the meeting, and the man in black has his work cut out for him. Very early on there was a first controversy with the report of a disputed offside on a goal scored by Kai Havertz after a corner (3e).

No one opens for Chelsea, therefore. Conversely, Liverpool tries to respond with its new toy Cody Gakpo, but the Batavian striker lacks clarity in front of goal (9e20e). Not disciplined enough in duels, Scousers concedes fouls and from a free-kick kicked by Hakim Ziyech, Alisson Becker has to save a header from Benoît Badiashile (32)e). Pillar in the defense of Blues, the international tricolor actively participates in the neutralization of opposing offensives. In the first half, only Thiago Alcântara’s curling shot, well blocked by Kepa Arrizabalaga, found the frame for Red. Summary of operations at half-time: Chelsea lead in points, but the score remains nil.

Success first for Mudryk

Buoyed by their pride, Liverpool began the second act with great collective pressure but Chelsea, boosted by their new attacking weapon Mykhailo Mudryk, still proved dangerous. Agitator, Ziyech combines the feints of the strike and sends his attempt over (60e), then Mudryk pierces the red defense, so it worries Alisson (64e) without forgetting to sweat profusely James Milner, replaced in an emergency by Trent Alexander-Arnold. For his part, Gakpo finally finds the frame, but lacks power (69e). Slowly but surely, Liverpool are closing in on Kepa’s goal. TAA misses the target on his recovery at the far post (83e), and as all too often this season, Darwin Núñez was not decisive in allowing his team to get the victory in the pocket. Some people’s misfortune is another’s happiness. Tottenham, Newcastle United, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal rub hands.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson-Milner (Alexander-Arnold, 72e), Konaté, J.Gómez, Robertson – Alcântara, Bajčetić (Fabinho, 82e), N. Keita (Núñez, 63e) – Elliott (Jones, 82e), Salah, Gakpo (Henderson, 82e). Coach: Jurgen Klopp.

Chelsea (3-4-2-1): Kepa – Badiashile, T.Silva, Chalobah (Azpilicueta, 81e) – Ziyech, Jorginho, Hall (Mudryk, 55e), Cucurella – Gallagher, Mount (Chukwemeka, 82e) – Havertz (Aubameyang, 81e). Coach: Graham Potter.

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