With five games played and just one at home, having played Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea away, Liverpool’s done very well to earn 10 points.
They’re now equal on points with Chelsea, who are ahead by a one goal difference. The Reds position is thanks to a master class performance at Stamford Bridge on Friday night.
In the first half Liverpool were all over Chelsea, pressing and dominating midfield. It was a game where there wasn’t much chances, like a typical European game.
The Reds took the lead in the 17th minute with Dejan Lovren beating the offside trap after a free kick. The Croatian lurked through and slotted it in past Courtois for the opener.
Then on 36 minutes Jordan Henderson scored a wonder goal from outside the box, placing it perfectly in the top right hand corner of the goal.
Liverpool could’ve embarrassed Chelsea more, but settled for a 2-0 lead at half-time, when you consider the Blues were on the ropes.
In the second half the home side improved, as the Reds looked to play on the counter. Chelsea hardly threatened though.
On the hour mark the big talking point was Daniel Sturridge being substituted for Divock Origi. The England man went straight down the tunnel with reports that he’s injured again, but confirmation will come later.
Origi plays on the counter with his speed as the Reds looked to soak it up, but Chelsea grew into the game. It wasn’t long before they got through, as two failed tackles led to Diego Costa tapping an acute cut-back from the left.
It was game on and Chelsea swarmed forward. Liverpool did well to stave them off, and gradually worked their way back into possession.
Lucas Leiva’s late entry for Coutinho made it easier to shore it up. Hazard trickily tangled himself on Lucas just before the 90th minute which earned Chelsea a free-kick just outside the box. However David Luiz hit it straight at the wall.
It was a well earned win for Liverpool, considering they were without their recent star man, Firmino.