Just like in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, where Eden Hazard scored a goal for Chelsea against Liverpool, the Belgian once again stepped up at the Stamford Bridge to score the opener, but former Chelsea striker, Daniel Sturridge equalizes to leveled matters as spoils were shared in the final Premier League on Saturday.
The talking point of the mouth-watering clash was the performance last campaign player of the season Mohamed Salah who doesn’t look sharp as he was last season.
Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp remains confident in his star player Mohamed Salah after he missed several chances in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Saturday.
After a slow start to the season, Salah failed to score against Chelsea, going closest in the first half when he saw a shot cleared off the line. He was taken off in the 66th minute, with Liverpool then scoring late through Daniel Sturridge to salvage a 1-1 draw.
Klopp refused to criticise last season’s top scorer Salah but said: “It was not Mo’s best game of his career, 100 per cent.
“In a game like this constantly in situations he comes in, that makes you a world-class player. You fail, you miss, whatever, that happens.
“He wants to be decisive, he wants to score in these situations. The first ball he missed it was not the right position. The next one he passed. Why? He could’ve finished again.
“It’s like riding a bike. It’s not like you wake up in the morning and you cannot finish any more or cannot ride a bike any more. “That’s how it is, you only need to work for these moments when it’s clicking. That’s the period he is in, no problem with that, so all good.
While Salah has struggled to hit top form this season, Sturridge has scored in his last three matches. Daniel Sturridge was the hero for Liverpool as the stepped up to score the equalizer for the Merseyside reds, less than three minutes after coming on, to score a goal of the season contender from outside the box to level parity.
Jurgen Klopp had this to say about the in form England international after the game.
“He’s in the best shape since I’ve known him,” Klopp added. “It’s really cool. I’m really happy for him.
“When he came in the dressing room it was pretty loud. The boys were really happy for him because he’s in a good moment.”
Reflecting on the match, which saw Liverpool drop their first points of the season, Klopp added: “Six, seven times we had big chances. We gave them one proper chance, they used it and we didn’t use ours. That’s how life is.
“As long as we play like we did tonight we will win football games.”
Liverpool have a tricky Premier League fixture next weekend as they take on Manchester City at Anfield.