Chelsea and Liverpool’s 2-2 draw started the new year with a bang, with a Premier League classic, some stunning goals, a red card controversy, and two title contenders a little further off the pace.
Not only did Mohamed Salah and Mateo Kovacic score spectacular individual goals, but Liverpool stand-in Caoimhin Kelleher and Chelsea number one Edouard Mendy also played outstanding goalkeeping.
While a single point apiece did little to help either side’s chances of catching Manchester City at the top, both managers agreed that it was a show to watch.
“A brilliant match of football, everybody not in the stadium missed something,” Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel told Sky Sports.
“We turned it around, we were close to winning it. To coach in that game was high level – it was on the edge and could have gone either way. A good Sunday afternoon and new year.”
Liverpool were forced into changes by Covid – not least the absence of manager Jurgen Klopp, leaving his assistant Pep Lijnders in charge for a match he will likely never forget.
Source: BBC Sport