Saturday 28 August 2021
Havertz as Sealer once did
Tuchel earned a minority point in Klopp
In the Premier League duel between German coaching stars, Kai Havertz identified an early exclamation point for Chelsea. But an expulsion and a penalty kick turned the game towards Liverpool. But despite outnumbering for a long time, Klopp’s side doesn’t want to score any more.
Thomas Tuchel, Europe coach of the year, missed his third win in the Premier League’s third game with Chelsea, and he continues to have a respectable success. In a football cracker for Jürgen Klopps Liverpool, the Champions League and Super Cup champions scored 1-1 (1:1) after Kai Havertz’s lead. After the handball red card, Chelsea had to turn down the second half with a minority.
After a corner kick from Reece James, Havertz (22nd minute) scored the visitors’ lead with a superb header, reminiscent of Uwe Seeler’s legendary stinger kick to the back of the head. The Blues initially had better chances in the quick match, which both teams led strongly. The match even took a dramatic turn for the Reds shortly before the break.
A header from Liverpool’s Joel Matip bounced off the crossbar. James blocked the sidelines from Sadio Mane with his arm, and according to video evidence, he received a red card. Mohamed Salah (45 + 5) takes the penalty kick at the all-sold Anfield stadium to equalize. Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger received a yellow card for attempting to damage the penalty kick before Salah fired the ball.
Firmino was injured
In the second half, Klopp-Elf dominated first and put Chelsea under severe pressure. But the guests surrounding star striker Romelu Lukaku and European footballer Jorginho sometimes came dangerously in front of Liverpool’s goal. In the end, the Londoners defended a tie – a result that Tuchel should be more satisfied with than his fellow coaching staff after the match.
On top of that, Klopp again struggled with the misfortune of injuries. Ex-Hoffenheim’s Roberto Firmino, who started this season for the first time on Saturday, had to be replaced with a slight limp near the end of the first half.
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