Sadio Mane scored twice as Kepa Arrizabalaga made another calamitous error in a 2-0 triumph for Liverpool over 10-man Chelsea
with Thiago Alcantara acknowledging a penalty on his launching.
Frank Lampard’s side hardly laid a glove on the Premier League champs at Stamford Bridge and their cause was not helped by Andreas Christensen’s
red card late in the first part, with Mane after that scoring two times in the room of 4 moments after the reactivate.
Mane’s secondly was a gift from the much-maligned Kepa, whose days as Chelsea’s initial selection.
seem numbered with Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy apparently near to signing up with.
who began as a half-time replacement following his ₤ 20million step from Bayern Munich.
marked his Liverpool launching by fouling Timo Werner to offer away a penalty.
but Alisson saved Jorginho’s spot-kick to cover an unpleasant day for Chelsea.
Kepa needed Christensen to obstruct Roberto Firmino’s goal-bound flick after the goalkeeper left his line and was defeated to a loose ball by Mohamed Salah in the 13th minute.
Energy turned in Liverpool’s favour on the cusp of half-time when Christensen brought down Mane as well as was sent by umpire Paul Tierney.
who altered his first choice to schedule the defender after a VAR testimonial.
With new arrival Thiago thrown into the battle royal because of a reported thigh issue for Jordan Henderson, it took simply five minutes for the Reds to make their numerical benefit count.
Salah and also Firmino incorporating to establish Mane, that headed in from 6 backyards.
While Liverpool’s high quality crafted their opener, their second was handed to them as Kepa’s pass was intercepted by Mane and also he terminated home.
Thiago’s awkward tackle on Werner handed Chelsea a lifeline, however it was one Jorginho failed to take with his tame penalty quickly conserved by Alisson.
Kepa went a tiny method to making amends for his blunder late on, managing 2 conserves in speedy sequence from Mane and also Salah to maintain Liverpool’s winning margin to two.