Chelsea manager picks out positives from the Liverpool loss: Were there any?

Chelsea manager picks out positives from the Liverpool loss: Were there any?

The 26-year-old striker scored with a brilliant shot that arrowed into the top corner from 25 yards as the hosts struck twice in two minutes at the start of the second half.

Defending champions Manchester City had leapfrogged Jurgen Klopp's side earlier in the day by winning 3-1 at Crystal Palace but, after Sadio Mane headed in the opener at Anfield, Salah came up with a sensational long-range drive to seal all three points.

"We were a little bit unlucky for the second goal, for the timing", said Sarri, who was genuine in his congratulations for Salah after bumping into him after the game. "I was really happy".

"That was an important goal, but then the second one was an incredible strike by Mo so I'm delighted for him as well".

"The biggest challenge for us is always facing the world outside - you [journalists] and other people - because we don't think like that", he added. "You could feel it, they are all on their toes, so let's try to do that seven more times and then we see what we get for it".

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"But he's in and amongst the leading assists and goals so he's showing week in and week out that's he's a world-class player and game-winner for us".

Manager Klopp said: "We controlled and dominated the game for 80 minutes, which is the best you can say about a game against Chelsea". That's 85 points now, so with four games to play that means (we can get) 97. Then you lose your focus in that moment.

"We know that they get at least two players back, Pepe and (Hector) Herrera, so they will be an interesting and hard challenge".

After the loss, Chelsea are now fourth on the table with 66 points from 34 games and they have now played one game more than their top-four rivals. If not, we can not change it.

The move worked amd Hazard had two very good chances to bring Sarri's side back into the game but hit the post on one attempt and found Kepa on the second one.

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