Chelsea beat Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield which was Liverpool’s fifth straight home loss. The result meant Chelsea moved back into the top four of the Premier League standings thanks to Mason Mount’s first-half header.
Chelsea started brightly as they were pressing Liverpool from every side of the pitch. Timo Werner latched onto a ball over the top of the Liverpool defense and beat an onrushing Alisson to give Chelsea the lead. However, the goal was called out by VAR due to a very narrow offside decision. Mount put the visitors ahead just before halftime with an excellent shot from the top of the penalty area.
Liverpool failed to create consistent opportunities after a disappointed Mohamed Salah was replaced in the second half. Liverpool slipped to a club-record fifth consecutive home league loss after going undefeated in their previous 68 games at Anfield.
As Liverpool looked to get back into the tie, Alisson made a fine close-range save to prevent Werner from doubling Chelsea’s lead in the 76th minute. Another controversial decision by VAR was talking point of the game as penalty wasn’t given against Chelsea.
Chelsea held on to climb back into the top four with 47 points from 27 games, while Liverpool remained in seventh position with 43 points from 27 games.