Liverpool extended their lead at the summit of the Premier League by five points with a convincing 4-1 victory over Chelsea at Anfield on Wednesday night. With Arsenal securing a win on Tuesday and Manchester City comfortably defeating Burnley earlier, it was crucial for the Reds to claim three points at Anfield.
The match showcased Liverpool’s dominance over a lackluster Chelsea side, solidifying their position at the top. While Jurgen Klopp’s squad strengthened their lead, Chelsea now sits in tenth place after enduring their first defeat since December 24.
LIV 4-1 CHE: Three Underperformers for Chelsea in Their Disappointing Loss to Liverpool
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Identifying the three players who struggled in the game:
1. Benoit Badiashile:
Despite a few crucial tackles early on, including a robust challenge on Diogo Jota, Badiashile, along with Silva, was subpar in defending against Jota’s goal. Additionally, he conceded a penalty, making it a challenging day for the defender.
2. Raheem Sterling:
Subjected to boos every time he touched the ball, Sterling failed to silence the home supporters in a subdued performance that lacked impact.
3. Cole Palmer:
Playing as a false 9 initially and later switching to a no. 10 role in the second half, Palmer delivered a lackluster performance, frequently losing possession in promising areas and failing to make a significant impact on the game.