Liverpool 1 – Chelsea 1
Liverpool and Chelsea shared a point apiece at Anfield on Saturday.
A cagey first half saw few chances with Chelsea clearly intent on keeping it tight at Anfield.
The breakthrough came after 65 minutes. Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah launched an attack into the Chelsea box, Tiemoue Bakayoko touched it back into the area and the Egyptian winger scored the opener for Liverpool.
Chelsea claimed a point thanks to sub Willian. The Brazilian claimed the equaliser for Liverpool with five minutes to go with a shot that floated over Simon Mignolet’s head.
Jurgen Klopp & Sadio Mane
Klopp left Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino on the bench for the Chelsea game.
Mane came on in the second half, while immediately after the game he was filmed in deep conversation with his boss.
Mane being dropped and the images with Klopp lead to the following tweets.
Mane looks furious speaking to Klopp there. pic.twitter.com/wC8UQkqmeQ
— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) November 25, 2017
— AnfieldNation (@AnfieldNation) November 25, 2017
What Klopp said
After the Chelsea game, Klopp gave his version of events regarding the Mane incident:
I was shouting at him because he was in the centre. But no player’s happy about that when you come on to the pitch with three minutes left and you feel like you’ve got 150 minutes in your legs already.
I wanted to sort…