The end of the season in each football championship has specific matches that have meaning only for one of the teams. English Premier League, where he managed early to know the name of the future champion in this regard is no exception this season. Liverpool came out on home match of the thirty-seventh round of the national championship against Chelsea with only one purpose – to raise by the end of the meeting head over the championship trophy to the native “Enfield”.
But the team Frank Lampard goal for this meeting was completely different. For “pensioners” was not clearly defined the fate of their participation in European competitions next season. Fortunately, that “the Wolves” and “Tottenham” do not have enough of points in order to make the end of the season for the blue really fiery. The biggest threat to Chelsea was seen “Lester”, which just lost to spurs during the matches of the weekend. In all other cases, the fate of the London club depended solely on the players Lampard, and in this context perfectly fit away win over the future champion of the country in his field.
But in fact it turned out that the “retired” too tired during the games in poslegarantiynyy period, therefore unable to make have competition even unmotivated opponent. Chelsea started the match with a fairly confident control of the ball in the opposition half and even created a couple of good chances for goals after crosses from the flanks, however, the mount and Giroud failed to take advantage of their opportunities. Rivals blue suddenly said in the middle of the half, when their first shot on target Nabi Keita managed to create a masterpiece. After Willian made a blunder on their half, Guinean struck from distance straight into the top right corner.
Cost the team Lampard to gather my thoughts, as exactly in the same direction he sent his Curling free-kick Alexander Arnold. And in order not to strain the rest of the match, Wijnaldum made the score of the first half with an obscenely large, punishing bewildered when a corner from the left flank opponents kick on the bounce in the penalty area for the ball. Chelsea left themselves little room for maneuver due to the massive entrance of other people’s possessions in injury time when Giroud managed to put the ball into an empty net after an outstanding save from Alisson melee with Willian.
In the second half expected aggression of the guests from the first minute, but went ahead of their rivals. Alexander Arnold classic cross from the right flank provided the opportunity header from the center penalty area to Firmino, who first scored at Anfield this season. Lampard had to make major adjustments in teams of three simultaneous replacements, each of which was marked by the effective action in the future.
First, even with the “fresh” legs, Politico managed to pass by the four future Champions on the left flank, and then pass to the execution of Alisson on Abraham. After another ten minutes collapsed the left flank of defense of “Liverpool”, and Hudson-Odoi was the time provided for the canopy on Christian in the centre of the box, after which the Americans turned around efficiently, with the final blow in the right corner.
Ended the duel by a series of early fireworks outside the stadium from fans of “red” and some more positive emotions for them provided goal by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the counterattack, which was dispersed on the left flank Robertson, then made a precise cross to the far side of other people’s possessions. An outstanding season Klopp’s team could not end otherwise than as a spectacular home victory followed the awarding Cup champion the Premier League.
In the next round, Liverpool will play away match against “Newcastle” and “Chelsea” will take in his field “Wolverhampton”.
The English Premier League. The 37th round.
Liverpool – Chelsea – 5:3
Keith, 24, Alexander-Arnold, 38, Wijnaldum, 43, Firmino, 54, Oxlade-Chamberlain, 85 – Fat, 45+3, Abraham, 61, Politic, 73
Liverpool: Alisson – Robertson, Van Dyck, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold – Wijnaldum (Milner 65), Fabinho, Keith (Jones, 65) Mans (Origi, 88), Roberto Firmino (Minamino, 88), Salah (Oxlade-Chamberlain 78).
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga – Rüdiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta – Alonso (Emerson, 88), Kovacic, Jorginho, James Mount (Hudson-Odoi, 59), Willian (Politics, 59) – Fat (Abraham, 59).
Referee: Andre Marriner (Birmingham, England)
Stadium: Anfield (Liverpool, England)
Shots (on target): 10 (7) – 10 (5)
Corner: 6 – 0
Caught offside: 0 – 3.
LIVERPOOL-CHELSEA. TEXT BROADCAST OF THE MATCH