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Key events Show 10.06pm GMT 22:06 FULL TIME: Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea 9.03pm GMT 21:03 HALF TIME: Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea 8.58pm GMT 20:58 GOAL! Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea (Mount 42) 8.41pm GMT 20:41 NO GOAL! Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea 8.39pm GMT 20:39 GOAL! Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea (Werner 24) 7.17pm GMT 19:17 The teams 2.15pm GMT 14:15 Preamble Live feed Show

10.13pm GMT 22:13

Thomas Tuchel’s certainly enjoying his honeymoon. What a start he’s made to his Chelsea career! This team were going nowhere under Frank Lampard, but the former Dortmund and PSG man has turned the ship around. Champions League football next season is a distinct possibility now. The reigning champions are stuck in reverse, seventh, a top-four finish a pipe dream unless they relocate their mojo quicksmart. Jurgen Klopp walks off the pitch, grey and haunted, staring approximately one thousand yards into the distance.

10.06pm GMT 22:06



FULL TIME: Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea

For the first time since the club was founded in 1892, Liverpool have lost five consecutive home matches. That this run has occurred after a 68-game unbeaten run is almost beyond comprehension. But here it is. Chelsea, worthy winners tonight, return to the top four, and celebrate accordingly.



Updated at 10.10pm GMT

10.05pm GMT 22:05

90 min +3: Chelsea take their sweet time over the throw, as Liverpool would in their situation. On the touchline, Klopp looks thoroughly miserable, completely defeated.

10.04pm GMT 22:04

90 min +2: The corner’s no good, and Chelsea push out. Mane tries to come back at the visitors down the left, but runs the ball out for a throw. The look on his face suggests he knows the jig is up.

10.03pm GMT 22:03

90 min +1: In the first of three extra minutes, Liverpool force a corner down the right. Before it can be taken, Havertz comes on for Werner.

10.03pm GMT 22:03

90 min: These are the sort of matches where the Kop has so often sucked a late equaliser into the net. But there’s nobody there.

10.02pm GMT 22:02

88 min: It nearly kicks off between Kovacic and Mane, the former having cynically tapped the ball off the latter’s head as the Liverpool man fell to the turf, pushed from behind by Rudiger. The referee calms the situation down.

Updated at 10.06pm GMT

10.00pm GMT 22:00

87 min: Milner hoicks down the left. Christensen steps across to deny Firmino access to the ball. Chelsea’s defence has been superb tonight, and on that subject here’s Stan Tarazi: “With the white wines, don’t forget to ChillWell.”

9.58pm GMT 21:58

85 min: Firmino dribbles delightfully down the left, reaches the byline, and fires into a six-yard box that contains seven Chelsea players and no red shirts. The ball pinballs its way to Kabak, who can’t force it goalwards from a right position on the right. As close as Liverpool have come, although that’s not particularly close.

Updated at 10.01pm GMT

9.57pm GMT 21:57

84 min: A long pass down the left nearly releases Jota, but he has to settle for a corner. The set piece is powerfully headed clear by Azpilicueta.

9.55pm GMT 21:55

83 min: Liverpool are pinning Chelsea back, sort of, if you can pin back a team that look perfectly comfortable. Mendy still hasn’t had anything to do.

9.54pm GMT 21:54

81 min: Werner nearly gets through down the middle again, but Alisson comes off his line to gather. Meanwhile Andrew Goudie brings “Alan Corkscrew” to the party. Thank goodness somebody remembered one.

9.53pm GMT 21:53

80 min: Milner comes on for Thiago, while the goalscorer Mount makes way for Kovacic.

9.52pm GMT 21:52

79 min: Robertson crosses from the left. Christensen hoicks away. Liverpool are totally bereft of ideas. Not so Paul Griffin, who names our head sommelier: “Chateau Neuf du Pep.”

9.49pm GMT 21:49

77 min: Werner is sent free down the inside-left channel. He’s one on one with Alisson, who does very well to spread himself to block and keep Liverpool’s hopes alive. Nothing comes of the resulting corner.

9.48pm GMT 21:48

75 min: Liverpool are going nowhere. This run at home, coming off the back of a 68-game unbeaten spell, is nothing short of astonishing. The decline from the brilliance of last season is hard to fathom.

9.45pm GMT 21:45

73 min: Chelsea haven’t offered too much in attack during this second half, but then the onus isn’t on them to do so. Liverpool have been woefully short of ideas.

9.44pm GMT 21:44

71 min: Oxlade-Chamberlain sends Mane into a little space down the right, but his cross is way too long for Jota and easily shepherded away from danger by Christensen. Here’s Colum Fordham: “To respond to an excellent Macon Mount, Liverpool need a fine Bobby Saint Firmin or the spirit of an Ian Saint-Julien.”

9.42pm GMT 21:42

69 min: Space for Pulisic down the left. He gets two chances to deliver a cross, but messes them both up. “Nacer Chablis, surely,” suggests Adrian Riley. I’m beginning to think Mac Millings has much to answer for.

9.40pm GMT 21:40

68 min: A Liverpool free kick out on the right leads to a corner on the left. That ends up in the arms of Mendy, who hasn’t yet had a serious save to make.

9.39pm GMT 21:39

66 min: Chelsea send Pulisic on, replacing Ziyech. “Bend your elbow like David Malbec-ham,” quips Alan Webb, while James Beesley notes that “Chelsea have a youngster on their books named George Nunn. Blue Nunn?”

Updated at 9.41pm GMT

9.38pm GMT 21:38

65 min: Chelsea spend a bit of time in the Liverpool half. A few passes. A free kick that comes to nothing. The clock, their friend, ticks on.

9.37pm GMT 21:37

63 min: Robertson whips in from the left. Jota and Firmino confuse each other on the penalty spot, and the ball flies harmlessly out for a goal kick. On the bench, Salah flings something to the floor. He’s not best pleased at being hooked.

9.36pm GMT 21:36

62 min: Liverpool make a double change. On come Jota and Oxlade-Chamberlain for Jones and a slightly miffed Salah.

Updated at 9.41pm GMT

9.35pm GMT 21:35

61 min: Some space for Werner down the right. He sends the ball towards Stanley Park. Meanwhile a fair point is raised by Dave Horwell: “No room for Danny Rosé?”

9.33pm GMT 21:33

60 min: Liverpool are enjoying more possession, but Chelsea are well-organised and aren’t offering any half-chances, never mind proper opportunities to score. “A Fine Wines XI without even a place on the bench for Blue Nuno Gomes? Or Paul Don Masson?” Simon McMahon there, slugging straight from the Californian carafe.

9.30pm GMT 21:30

58 min: Salah looks for Alexander-Arnold down the right. The wing-back wins a corner, and takes himself. He rolls a training-ground effort towards Wijnaldum near the penalty spot, but it’s read well by Rudiger who clears in the no-nonsense style.

9.29pm GMT 21:29

56 min: Liverpool, almost completely drained of confidence, are living extremely dangerously. Ziyech hares down the right on a break, and should find Mount clear in the middle, but sends his pass too close to Alisson. Then Ziyech pings from a deep position on the right, nearly finding the outstretched leg of Werner in the Liverpool box. Alisson again gathers.

9.27pm GMT 21:27

54 min: Mount and Chilwell combine crisply down the left. Chilwell has a shot from the left-hand corner of the six-yard box. His rasp is parried by Alisson, but rebounds to Ziyech, who creams towards the bottom right. Fabinho blocks off the line, and Liverpool clear.

9.25pm GMT 21:25

52 min: Chelsea calm Liverpool’s early second-half storm with some sterile possession. “No room for a pint of Sammy Chab-Lee?” splutters Jonathan Frankham.

9.23pm GMT 21:23

50 min: Liverpool win their first corner of the game, out on the right. Fabinho meets it, but his header sails harmlessly wide left and high. This is better from Liverpool, though. The paint must be peeling off their dressing-room wall.

9.22pm GMT 21:22

49 min: Firmino dribbles down the right and looks to flick into the middle. His cross clanks the arm of Kante, which was raised, but neither referee nor VAR shows interest in giving a penalty, the players both so close together. You saw those given earlier in the season, but here we are now.

Updated at 9.24pm GMT

9.20pm GMT 21:20

47 min: Liverpool start quickly, Alexander-Arnold romping down the right, but delivering neither cross nor shot. “Presumably the Wine XI is delivered in a Jimmy Case and stored in a Mo Cellar.” Please be upstanding and raise a glass for Tatiana Blackstone, everyone.

Updated at 9.22pm GMT

9.19pm GMT 21:19

Liverpool, now kicking towards the Kop, get the second half underway. Klopp gave a sullen Mane a much-needed cuddle as the teams trotted out. Like Chelsea, they’ve made no changes, though you’d imagine the returning Diogo Jota will get a runout soon enough should the scoreline stay the same or get worse for the home side.

9.11pm GMT 21:11

Half-time correspondence. “Further to Peter Oh’s 21st-minute correspondence, please allow me to present my all-time Fine Wines XI,” writes Mac Millings.


Edwin van der Syrah Pinot Grigio van Bronckhorst Sebastián Coates du Rhone Cabernet-do Silva Sauvign-Laurent Blanc Robert Proseccone?ki Iván de la Cham-Peña Riessling Nelson Zinfandele Alli Edinson Cava-ni Rioja Santa Cruz

No room for Emmanuel Petit Chablis, Saint-Émilion Heskey or Mâ(i)con? Controversial as ever, Millings.

9.03pm GMT 21:03

HALF TIME: Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea

A one-goal lead is the least Chelsea deserve. They’ve been excellent. Liverpool not so much. The Reds are facing a fifth consecutive Anfield defeat straight in the face, something that’s never happened since the club was formed in 1892. They’re also in serious danger of falling well behind in the race for a Champions League spot next season. Much to play for in the second half for the misfiring champions.

9.01pm GMT 21:01

45 min: Salah cuts in from the right and curls low towards Jones, who attempts to trap and spin. He doesn’t trap. Had he managed it, he’d have been clear down the middle. Liverpool have created next to nothing.

9.00pm GMT 21:00

44 min: So that’s Gary Naylor, of 33 mins fame, bang on the money again. Liverpool’s high line is all over the shop. And they’re nearly caught out again, Werner haring after yet another long pass, Robertson doing just enough as the last man. Liverpool could easily be three goals down.

8.58pm GMT 20:58

GOAL! Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea (Mount 42)

Mount glides after a long pass down the left. He drops a shoulder to get past Fabinho, takes a couple of touches as he runs along the front of the box, and having made room spears an unstoppable shot into the bottom right! Simple but brilliant, and Liverpool are behind at Anfield once more.

Updated at 9.02pm GMT

8.56pm GMT 20:56

41 min: James fizzes a hot backpass towards Mendy, who juggles calmly and clears under pressure from Mane. He offers his team-mate a wry smile once the job is done.

8.54pm GMT 20:54

39 min: Robertson curls towards Mane from a deep position on the left. The ball nearly sends his team-mate clear, but Azpilicueta has read the danger brilliantly and steers it back to Mendy just in time.

8.53pm GMT 20:53

37 min: Mount rasps a shot high over the bar from the edge of the box. It’d have been interesting had that gone in, because Mane felt he was illegally hauled back by Azpilicueta earlier in the move.

8.50pm GMT 20:50

35 min: The tempo of the match notably drops.

8.49pm GMT 20:49

33 min: Liverpool stroke it around for a bit, but not with any great conviction. “Do you think it’s an ego thing for Klopp to continue to play this high line?” wonders Gary Naylor. “It’s beginning to look like the W formation.”

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