The Reds are already secured with the England Championship and Chelsea only achieved one point in the last two games for Chelsea to hit their TOP 4 goal. Liverpool beats Chelsea 5-3 before PL trophy celebrations.
However, we got a great show quite unexpectedly. It is true that both teams have forgotten how to defend themselves a bit but it was definitely a great match to watch for an outside fan.
The first quarter of the game was quite lively but without much chance. Whatever interesting situations came from Chelsea right pendulum Reece James. First, he had a great cross on the head of Mason Mount who gave a nice shot to Alisson’s goal, unfortunately slightly inaccurate.
Moments after the first quarter of an hour had passed we had a moment of magic. Willian played a terrible 25 meters from his own penalty area, the ball was taken over by Naby Keita who crashed heavily on Kepa’s goal. Arrizabalaga had absolutely no chance, a beautiful goal.
FT Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea
Chelsea will have to wait until Sunday to secure a spot in the top four.
Liverpool's five goals will be the cherry on top of their trophy lift 🏆
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 22, 2020
However, the second goal was delivered by Trent Alexander-Arnold from a free-kick, who tried it perfectly from 25 meters as a result of the confusion after the corner kick where the Liverpool advertised the hand of Olivier Giroud, the ball hit Wijnaldum’s feet and Wijnaldum crashed against the bar. Before the break, the goal for Chelsea was scored by the aforementioned French, so we could count on any emotions in the second half.
It seemed like they would only go on for 10 minutes because by the 55th minute it was 4- 1. Roberto Firmino turned Alexander-Arnold into a goal. It’s worth noting that it was the Brazilian’s first goal at Anfield this season.
However, the spirit of Frank Lampard’s players was very strong - a moment later we had another reduction of losses. A great solo action was shown by Christian Pulisic who gave the ball to Tammy Abraham, who calmly directed the ball into the net.
GOAL! Oxlade-Chamberlain makes it safe!
Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea #LIVCHE
— Lod Laolu ™ 🎯 (@BHADAMAN_) July 22, 2020
Chelsea for a favorable result were dispelled by introduced Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who finished Andy’s precise cross.
Liverpool 5-3 Chelsea FT:
Shots on target: 7-5
Passing accuracy: 82%-83%
Possession: 50%-50% https://t.co/daSbbwSyJ7
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 22, 2020
A really great game, but it’s hard to draw any far-reaching conclusions after it. Both teams approached this game very relaxed, especially in defensive actions.