- Salah’s 15th Liverpool goal
- Reds stay third
- Willian‘s cross sails in
Mohamed Salah and Willian traded second half goals in a cagey and entertaining 1-1 draw between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on Saturday.
The point keeps Chelsea third with 26 points, three ahead of fifth-place Liverpool.
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Eden Hazard was far-and-away the star of the opening 20 minutes, and forced the only dangerous moment for either keeper with a 21st minute drive that led to a corner kick.
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Hazard and James Milner were tangled on the edge of the 18, but Michael Oliver saw the incident as accidental and didn’t award a penalty kick.
At the other end, Courtois almost fumbled a bouncing Daniel Sturridge shot into the goal.
The Blues kept knocking, firing crosses in from the right to force Liverpool into tricky interventions and blocks.
Salah provided the break through, and refused to celebrate against his former club. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain set the chance up, and the Egyptian winger calmly and clinically made it 1-0.
Chelsea found an answer through Willian’s lofted cross, which was mishit and put Mignolet in a bad place. The ball sailed over the keeper’s head for 1-1.
Courtois stopped a late Salah strike, and the points were split at the Bridge.