LONDON (EFE) – There was a time when Anfield was a fortress, but now it has become little more than a house of cards. This time it was a whiplash from Mason Mount that threw a Liverpool in free fall to the ground with five consecutive defeats in their temple (0-1).
Mount was the star of a Chelsea that is already in the Champions League positions and that since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel to the bench ‘Blue’ has only improved.
And if someone came out to command at Anfield that was Chelsea. It was gambling what Thomas Tuchel wanted. No matter how much ball Liverpool had, the plan worked out perfectly for Tuchel’s interests.
They stole upstairs and always in danger facing Alisson’s goal. Werner warned first, in a shipment that Thiago could not clear and in which the German inexplicably clouded in front of the goalkeeper. Werner returned to the charge, who has only scored 5 goals in 25 games with Chelsea, and in a long ball he beat Alisson and defined an empty goal.
But after the celebrations and with all the players already positioned in the center of the field, the VAR checked offside for Werner’s shoulder and annulled the goal.
Jug of cold water for a Chelsea that had to start over from the beginning. Only Liverpool had one, Sadio Mané completely alone and failing against Edouard Mendy and Chelsea found a way to do damage through speed.
It only took a pass, a long ball from N’golo Kanté, to break Jürgen Klopp’s defense again. Mason Mount, as if he were a right-handed Robben, received in the front in the race, went to the inside and nailed it next to the strain of the post.
Just a few months ago, in this same game, Liverpool put five against Chelsea to lift the Premier title a few minutes later, but now it was Chelsea who walked with surprising comfort.
He sent a torrent of play on Alisson’s goal just after the break and brushed the second when Robertson had to take a shot from Ziyech under the goal line.
Such was Liverpool’s level above that the first to go away, needing a comeback, was Mohamed Salah. But not even the return of Diogo Jota, one of the best at the beginning of the season, reactivated Liverpool, already resigned to surrender the champion crown.
Far from being around the draw, it was Chelsea who could kill the counter, but Werner is still denied in the face of goal.
While Chelsea leave Anfield in fourth position with 47 points, Liverpool remain seventh, three points behind Europe. Behind teams like Everton, West Ham United and Leicester. And without winning at Anfield since December 16. Plummeting.