Sport Liverpool-Chelsea player ratings: Jurgen Klopp's side falls short again at Anfield; Mount, Kante deliver
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Chelsea moved into the Premier League top four and inflictedas Mason Mount's brilliant first-half goal earned them a 1-0 win on Thursday. Thomas Tuchel said from the outset that his plan was to use "speed against a high line" and it was soon apparent that it was paying off. Timo Werner darted in behind a flat-footed Fabinho, poking the ball past Alisson and tapping into an open net only to be denied by the most fine of VAR calls as a few millimetres of his upper arm were adjudged to be ahead of trailing defender Andrew Robertson.
Liverpool's woeful defense were offered no reprieve when the space they left behind them was exploited again by Mount, who Fabinho and Trent Alexander-Arnold allowed to drive toward goal on his stronger right foot before curling a smart finish into the far corner.
"What are you laughing at? », Klopp sees red
Jürgen Klopp blew blood this Saturday during Liverpool's loss to Everton. The German attacked the opposing bench. © Supplied by Football 365 Jürgen Klopp hooks up with Duncan Ferguson It's an understatement to say that Jürgen Klopp has had another bad day with Liverpool. In addition to the fourth loss in a row conceded by his team in, the German coach had a few words with Duncan Ferguson during the. During the match, as Seamus Coleman claimed a penalty for the Toffees, Klopp lost his temper.
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Chelsea could have had more early in the second half. Robertson cleared Hakim Ziyech's effort off the line whilst the Moroccan came close to putting a cross onto Werner's outstretched right boot. Liverpool, meanwhile, rarely looked like ending a losing streak at Anfield that is now the longest in their history, failing to even register a shot on target until the final 10 minutes.
Liverpool player ratings
AlissonAlthough he was relatively untested aside from Mount's finish, he has not looked the same presence for weeks now -- particularly since his Leicester error. A few straightforward second-half stops will have lifted his confidence a bit.
Klopp combative: "Many had already written us off"
Liverpool FC reported back in the fight for the Champions League places on Sunday evening. After the 2-0 at bottom Sheffield there was relief and satisfaction. © imago images A warm hug for the Alisson representative: Jürgen Klopp presses keeper Adrian. Curtis Jones really could have had other thoughts running through his head.
Trent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpool's defense was under pressure from early on and the England international had a particularly torrid time on the right which is where Chelsea ultimately scored from through Mount. Improved as the game wore on but not to his usual high standards.
FabinhoLooked out of step on his return to action and was unable to get close enough to Mount on the goal.
Ozan KabakHardly ideal circumstances for your first steps at a new club, but he made a few useful blocks and had a chance to score.
Andrew RobertsonChelsea silenced him in the second half after he almost created an opening for Mane and also denied Ziyech at the other end.
ThiagoTried his best but was unable to get Liverpool's midfield to function as Chelsea proved too strong in the middle and eventually made way for Milner.
Georginio WijnaldumLike Thiago, unable to raise the Reds' tempo from midfield -- despite his best efforts -- and was on a hiding to nothing.
Premier League: Klopp explains Reds crisis: "Never experienced it before"
Jürgen Klopp spoke about Liverpool's difficult season before the important prestige duel against Chelsea and emphasized that this situation was unique for him. © Provided by SPOX Jürgen Klopp is in a crisis with Liverpool FC. "Most of the problems are a result of our injury situation", the German told Sky Sports and explained that he had "never experienced" a situation like this: "I've been doing this job for 20 years, I've never had to go into my defensive line every week.
Curtis JonesInjected some youthful exuberance but not much else as Chelsea kept him largely under wraps until he was subbed off after the hour mark.
Mohamed SalahLooked most likely to get Liverpool back into it and pushed harder as the game wore on. However, Klopp clearly did not feel that he put as much effort into the defensive side of his game and brought him off for Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Roberto FirminoWorked hard but not much else and relieved to have avoided what he seemed to feel was an inevitable substitution.
Sadio ManePenalty shout after being supplied by Salah but largely a thankless shift as Liverpool went goalless at Anfield again.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (sub, Salah, 62')
Surprisingly sent on for Salah just after the hour despite the need for an equalizer.
Diogo Jota (sub, Jones, 62')
Made his return from injury as he replaced Jones on 62 minutes but was far from match fit.
James Milner (sub, Alcantara, 80')
Given 10 minutes in place of Thiago at the end when the game already appeared to be beyond the home side.
Klopp plays down Salah reaction after substituting top striker
Jurgen Klopp has played down any potential fallout following Mohamed Salah's show of displeasure after his substitution in Liverpool's 1-0 defeat by Chelsea. "We are 1-0 down, that makes no player happy. You go off and you react in different ways because you are not happy."You get subbed, you are a striker and you think you should stay on the pitch. That's all completely clear and not an issue, it is just normal life.
Manager - Jurgen KloppThe German still does not appear to acknowledge that his usual approach just does not work right now. Until he formulates an alternative approach -- if he does -- then Liverpool will continue to struggle.
Chelsea player ratings
Edouard MendyIt's a hard task to rate Mendy because he had next to nothing to do, claiming the odd cross but not making a single save until the 85th minute when a header flew straight at him. Unfortunately that places a ceiling on his rating that is rather more of Liverpool's making than his.
Cesar AzpilicuetaThere were plenty of occasions when Azpilicueta put his years of experience in these games to great use, sweeping up in behind whenever the dangerous substitute Jota looked to be testing them.
Andreas ChristensenAnother assertive display from Christensen, who is willing to step up the pitch to snuff out pressure rather than let the opposing frontline drive at him. He was customarily strong in possession, what really stands out about the 24-year-old was how utterly unfazed he is by the pressure that came his way from this fearsome frontline.
Antonio RudigerRudiger might have expected to have been busier but what pressure he did get from the underwhelming Salah down the left was swiftly and strongly rebuffed.
Klopp needs 'masterpiece' to fix Liverpool
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said it would take a "masterpiece" for him to figure out how to solve his side's crisis after a sixth consecutive home defeat as relegation-threatened Fulham won 1-0 at Anfield on Sunday. However, Klopp is also now under the spotlight as his decision to make seven changes from Thursday's 1-0 defeat to Chelsea did little to aid his side's confidence.The English champions have collapsed from leading the Premier League at Christmas to looking increasingly likely to miss out on next season's Champions League.
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Reece JamesA clumsy touch early on almost let Robertson get a dangerous strike away on goal but after that early moment he grew into an impressive presence for the Blues.
N'Golo KanteWhen he spotted the pace in behind the defense he did not hesitate to hit it quickly, earning himself an assist even if Mount had to do plenty for his goal. In defense Kante was his customarily excellent self, attacks seemingly bouncing off him whenever they got too near him.
JorginhoAnother who was capable of pinging those quick balls over the top, only the tightest of VAR calls robbing him of an assist for Werner. No one in Chelsea blue made more interceptions nor did anyone throw themselves into more tackles.
Ben ChilwellA smart turn of speed and composure under pressure saw Chilwell deny Salah on what looked to be a very dangerous run in the 41st minute. Though he wasn't bombing on as often as might have been expected in the first half he became an increasingly effective attacking weapon in the second as Chelsea focused on counter-attacking. He also made a crucial late intervention on the line to deny Liverpool an undeserved goal.
Hakim ZiyechHe deserves a bonus point just for the gorgeous pass he played in behind the Liverpool backline that so nearly landed on Werner's boot early in the first half. It was the first moment that Ziyech really stretched his creative muscles even though he was an effective foil to the rest of the attack.
Mason MountMount truly is a special talent. So often he has earned credit for some of the less glamorous aspects of the game -- his pressing and diligence -- but this was a reminder of the outstanding qualities he has on the front foot. His goal was well taken, his approach to drive at two defenders impressively fearless.
Timo WernerHe had every right to feel extremely aggrieved that he was flagged offside by the matter of a few millimeters of his upper arm when if he had scored a goal. He deserved that goal for the energetic running, pressing and smart movement but if he continues in this vein his scoring record will improve very quickly.
Christian Pulisic (sub, Ziyech, 66')With Chelsea increasingly penned back in the closing stages there was only so much Pulisic could offer to the cause though he did give Alisson a few problems when they chased a bouncing ball outside the box.
Manager - Thomas TuchelHe said he would play Werner through the middle to unlock some pace and his plan worked to perfection with Liverpool twice breached with the quick ball over the top in the first half.
Klopp advertises Rangnick as Löw's successor at the DFB .
Jürgen Klopp has emphasized Ralf Rangnick's qualities in the debate about the successor to national coach Joachim Löw. © picture alliance / dpa Jürgen Klopp (r), as BVB trainer in 2011, and Ralf Rangnick, then head coach at FC Schalke 04, at the Pk for the Supercup. "I think Ralf Rangnick is an extraordinary coach, especially for an association that has been trying to change things for years," said the coach of Liverpool FC in an interview conducted by Lothar Matthäus of "Sport Bild".