Liverpool beat Chelsea to maintain lead at top

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  • Post published:February 1, 2024

Liverpool maintained their advantage at the top of the Premier League table with a dominant 4-1 win over Chelsea at Anfield on Wednesday evening.

After Arsenal and Manchester City defeated Nottingham Forest and Burnley, respectively, the Anfield club needed to do the same against the Blues. Jurgen Klopp’s team entered this round of games five points ahead of the competition.

They had previously defeated Bournemouth 4-0 in a league match, and they again showed confidence and dominance to easily defeat Chelsea.

Darwin Nunez struck the woodwork twice in the first half, for a total of four times, before Diogo Jota persevered admirably to push past defenders and slot in after Bradley’s pass.

The 20-year-old international from Northern Ireland, who has shown a lot of promise at Liverpool this season, then scored the goal his recent strong performances deserved when he raced into the box from the right and curled into the far corner.

After Jota was brought down, Nunez scored from the penalty spot, but the post saved Liverpool from a 3-0 lead at the half.

With only Alisson to beat after the break, Mykhailo Mudryk squandered a fantastic opportunity to cut the deficit in half. He struck the ball high over the bar.

Dominik Szoboszlai made up for Chelsea’s error by heading home Bradley’s cross to score Liverpool’s third goal. Christopher Nkunku gave the visitors a late consolation goal, but Luis Diaz added a fourth goal from close range.

The outcome was ideal for the Reds because it kept them ahead of Chelsea in the Premier League and gave them more confidence ahead of their rematch with Chelsea on February 25 at Wembley in the Carabao Cup final.