Premier League highlights: Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea

Catch the highlights of the Liverpool vs Chelsea Premier League clash from Anfield. The Reds sealed the win and lifted its first title in 30 years.

Liverpool hosts Chelsea in its final game at Anfield this Premier League season.   -  AP

Follow Sportstar's highlights of the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at the Anfield stadium.

 

FULL TIME Liverpool seals the three points to make it 31 wins for the season - a club record. Chelsea fought back following ampard's tripe substution but the defensive woes continue. The Blues now need a point on the final day, at home to Woves, to seal Champions League qualification.

90' + 3' Fireworks outside the stadium get louder as we get closer to the full time whistle.

90' + 1' Origi on the counter is fouled just outside the box by James and Liverpool has a freekick. The Reds aren't in a hurry to take it. Robertson takes it and finds Van Dijk at the far post after evading Rudiger's marking. The shot sails over Kepa's bar.

90' Six minutes added.

89' Milner brings Abraham down near the right touchline and Chelsea has a freekick. James' delivery is flat but Chelsea retain possession.

87' Double substitution for Liverpool. Firmino and Mane are replaced by Origi and Minamino. Chelsea also makes a change. Emerson replaces Marcos Alonso.

85' GOAL! OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN SCORES! On the counter, Robertson finds Oxlade-Chamberlain with a low cross which the substitute makes no mistake in converting.

83' Pulisic draws in Gomez and tries to get past him. The American is brought down to stop the attack and takes a booking.

82' Kepa comes out very quickly to cut out Alexander-Arnold's ball to Oxlade-Chamberlain. He tries to send Chelsea on the counter and Hudson-Odoi is stooped in his tracks at the halfway line.

80' Azpilicueta gets to a rebound but the ball falls to on left foot and his shot sails well wide.

79' It is all Chelsea at the moment, with the Blues trying their best to find that equaliser.

78' Salah is replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

73' GOAL! PULISIC SCORES! Van Dijk and Gomez stumble into each other, which allows Hudson-Odoi to run down the right. He lobs the ball to Pulisic in the middle, who brings the ball down with his back to goal, turns and smashes his shot into the top right corner.

All three sustitues have played their part in the goals for Chelsea. Lamaprd will be delighted.

71' Hudson-Odoi is released down the right wing. Alonso is completely free in the middle but the youngster doesn't spot him and Alexander-Arnold clears.

68' Azpilicueta finds Pulisic this time. The winger takes his time, shifts the ball to his left foot and shoots over from a tight angle.

67' Liverpool makes a double substitution. Milner and Curtis Jones come on for Keita and Wijnaldum.

64' James finds Pulisic with a fantastic cross. The American chests the ball down and shoots just wide of the far post. So so close to the score being 4-3.

61' GOAL! TAMMY ABRAHAM SCORES! Pulisic beats three men, runs into the box and tees up Abraham - who slides home from six yards out.

60' Pulisic shows fantastic first touch to bring down a long ball. He’s forced to cut back but that's a good first impression from the American.

58' Triple substitution from Chelsea. Abraham, Hudson-Odoi and Pulisic come on for Giroud, Mount and Willian.

57' Alonso is clumsy with the ball, gets caught in possession and Salah had a free run at Kepa before Zouma came back and took the ball off his toe.

55' GOAL! FIRMINO SCORES! The Brazilian scores at Anfield after 13 games! Alexander-Arnold sends a fantasic, deep cross from the right and Firmino no mistake.

52' Robertson sends a low cross to Firmino but Rudiger is alert to block it out for a corner. The corner is cut back to Salah, who shots straight at Kepa.

51' Salah runs down the middle, esily past Rudiger, draws Kepa towards him and attempts a curler with the outside of his left boot the sees the ball fly well wide.

47' James' cross is intercepted by Van Dijk.

46' Liverpool gets the second half started.

HALFTIME Liverpool in control going into the break. Giroud's goal on the stroke of halftime will give Chelsea some confidence in the second half.

45' + 3' GOAL! GIROUD! Mount's cross from the left falls to Willian, who shoots hard at goal from ten yards out. Alisson makes a good save but the ball drops to Giroud, who forces the ball over the line.

45' Two minutes added.

43' GOAL! WIJNALDUM'S TURN TO FIND THE BACK OF THE NET. Robertson's corners bounces off Kovacic's arm, falls to Wijnaldum woho whacks it home from close range.

42' Willian slips Mount into down the left but the youngster’s cross is overhit.

38' GOAL! ALEXANDER-ARNOLD SCORES A BREAUTY! The right-back steps in and slots into the top corner. Kepa had no chance there.

36' Mane dribbles down the middle but has the ball toe-poked away from him by Kovacic. Mane makes the most of the slight contact to go down and wins a free kick.

31' Salah runs past Rudiger down the right and tries to poke home at the near post. It was a very tight angle and he only finds the side netting.

29' Liverpool passing the ball around with confidence now after the goal. Mane is sent clear by Wijnaldum’s chip but he crashes into Azpilicueta. He against wants a oenalty but the referee’s is not interested again.

23' GOAL! NABY KEITA PUTS LIVERPOOL AHEAD. Willian loses the ball 30 yards from the Chelsea goal. Keita takes it, runs towards the box and unleashes a shot into the top right corner.

18' Keita spins past Azpilicueta but his pass is intercepted by James.

16' Reece James goes forward and unleashes a shot from 30 yeards out - similar to the one against De Gea at Wembley a few days ago. THis this it goes wide.

13' Salah goes to ground trying to play a 1-2 with Wijnaldum but the referee doesn't buy it.

11' Chelsea enjoying the lion’s share of possession so far.

10' Less then ten minutes into the game and the commentators mention the game where Steven Gerrars slipped. Looks like no one is letting that memory fade away!

8' Willian gets the better of Robertson, cuts back to James. The right-back's cross is headed over by Mount.

4' Willian pass left intended for Mason Mount is overhit and Trent Alexander-Arnold is able to shield the ball out of play.

2' Liverpool with a good start, probably looking to make a statement after the defeat at Arsenal. Firmino and Salah combine 30 yards from goal. The Egyptian tries to release Mane but Zouma intercepts.

KICKOFF Chelsea gets the match underway.

— Starting XIs

Liverpool: Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil Van Dijk, Andrew Robertson, Naby Keita, Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino

Chelsea: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, Reece James, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Marcos Alonso, Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount, Willian

— Head-to-head

This will be the fourth meeting between these two sides this season, with Liverpool having beaten Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup final and at Stamford Bridge in the league, but Chelsea having knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup in March.

Liverpool has not done the Premier League double over Chelsea since 2011-12 but has also not lost a league game to the Blues at Anfield since 2014.

In all, these two sides have faced off 185 times before, with Liverpool leading the overall head-to-head record 80 wins to 64.

Liverpool's defeat to Arsenal ended any hope the Reds had of breaking the all-time points record, with 99 now the limit heading into the final two games of the campaign. There are still a few landmarks up for grabs though.

Klopp's side could still record the biggest title-winning margin - its lead of 18 points is one short of the current record - while victory against CHelsea would see it equal the records for most home points and most home wins in a single season.

Team news

James Milner is expected to be back in contention for Liverpool in this match after nursing a hamstring injury in recent weeks. Henderson and Joel Matip are still sidelined.

Klopp named arguably his strongest possible XI against Arsenal last time out and may do the same again here, although Naby Keita is among those pushing for a recall.

For Chelsea, N'Golo Kante is out with a hamstring injury while Billy Gilmour remains sidelined by a knee problem.

Olivier Giroud will certainly be expecting to lead the line once more, having netted on Sunday and also scored in his last three Premier League starts.

— Form guide

The Merseysider club had the chance to record the best single season in English top-flight history having dropped only two points from its opening 27 games, but since then it has won four, drawn two and lost three.

In all competitions Liverpool has now lost more games (six) than it has won (five) over its last 13 outings, the most recent defeat coming at the hands of Arsenal at the Emirates courtesy of uncharacteristically sloppy errors from Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker.

The 58-game unbeaten home run, during which it has scored 150 goals, continues, but unless the champion can improve on its recent form it could be under threat from a Chelsea team with much more to play for.

The Blues have one of the worst defensive records away from home this season, and should they fail to keep a clean sheet at Anfield - something no team has managed since October 2018 - then they will set a new club record for most away goals conceded in a single Premier League campaign.

Back-to-back triumphs over Norwich City and Man United since then ensure that they travel to Merseyside in encouraging form.

Liverpool's Premier League form: WLWWDL

Chelsea's Premier League form: WLWWLW

— While the main event for the hosts will be after the game, the match itself is of paramount importance to Chelsea as it looks to secure a top-four spot with a game to spare.

Frank Lampard's side remains in pole position to claim one of the two remaining top-four spots, but there is little margin for error. It is a difficult season-ending double-header for the Blues: Liverpool tonight and at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Leicester City's defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday means that Lampard's side needs just one win from those final two games to guarantee a top-four finish.

— Liverpool welcomes Champions League-chasing Chelsea to Anfield in its final home game of an unforgettable season. It will also get its hands on the Premier League trophy for the very first time tonight.

The last Liverpool captain to life the English top-flight trophy? Alan Hansen 30 years ago, before the Premier League was even in existence!

Jordan Henderson is set to become the 10th Liverpool skipper to do so, adding his name to an illustrious list which includes Hansen, Graeme Souness, Phil Thompson, Emlyn Hughes, Tommy Smith, Ron Yeats, Willie Fagan, Donald McKinlay and Alex Raisbeck.

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