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Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea: Jurgen Klopp flops at Anfield again as Mason winner send Unbeaten Blues to top four

Chelsea seals a vital win in the fight for the top four, winning Liverpool 1-0 in their Premier League clash at Anfield.

Mason Mount scored the only goal of the game with a sublime finish just before halftime, while Timo Werner had previously had a goal disallowed by VAR for offside.

The Reds struggled throughout the game and subsequently lost their fifth league game in a row at home – an unpopular club record.

They have taken 12 points from their last 13 league games and that, as startling as it sounds, is relegation form.

Liverpool was beaten by a Mason Mount goal towards the end of the first half. It was a terrific, quick, agile goal and was typical of Chelsea’s football and indeed Mount’s contribution.

Chelsea, meanwhile, has rediscovered all that joy, confidence and zest that went missing during the latter days of Frank Lampard. This was a victory that looked likely from the very first moments.

Under their new and unbeaten coach Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea is back in the conversation for a Champions League place.

This win took them fourth, only four points behind static Manchester United in second, and they were terrific. Clever, positive, energetic and brave.

Liverpool was beaten by a Mason Mount goal towards the end of the first half. It was a terrific, quick, agile goal and was typical of Chelsea’s football and indeed Mount’s contribution.

What a player the young attacker is. He, at least, will always have something to thank the departed Lampard for but this is very much Tuchel’s team now.

They were on top from the opening minutes and should have scored two or more goals to seal what is undoubtedly the most notable victory and unbeaten 10 games in a row since his arrival in January.

Liverpool did not manage a single shot on target until a weak effort Gini Wijnaldum in the 85th minute and so flat that Mo Salah was hauled off with half an hour still to play.

The Egyptian was not happy, kicking an ice bucket before he sat down, but as Liverpool continue to experience gravity’s pull, it is right that nobody should feel safe. Something has to change if this startling series of woe is not to continue.

Timo Werner, playing up front, was central to much of what Chelsea threatened to do early on. This looks like an overdue uptick in form from the German.

First, he could have scored, then he should have and finally, he thought he had only to be denied of his glory by VAR.

It felt like a big game before it started and it certainly did when it finished. Momentum is everything at this stage of the season and Chelsea have it.

Chelsea is next in action against Everton at Stamford Bridge in their Premier League clash on Monday.

Liverpool will look to avoid a sixth league defeat on the row at Anfield in their match against Fulham on Sunday.

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