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Three Best Liverpool-Chelsea Matches Ever

Liverpool-Chelsea Matches, Jose Mourinho

Three Best Liverpool-Chelsea Matches Ever

Liverpool and Chelsea are looking like the top contenders for the 2021-22 Premier League titles. Both sides have maintained perfect records so far, with the Reds outclassing Norwich City & Burnley while Thomas Tuchel’s side defeating Crystal Palace and Arsenal. Next week, fans will get to see these two sides clash with each other at Anfield. Here we are going to discuss best Liverpool-Chelsea Matches ever played.

Below, we have listed the three best Liverpool matches against Chelsea. 

1- Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool (2012)

Didier Drogba was the star performer in this match for Chelsea. The Blues took the lead early in the first half, with Ramires taking full advantage of Pepe Reina’s mistake to smash a goal after 11 minutes in the game. Drogba added another after the interval to further strengthen the good position of his side.

Kenny Dalglish introduced Andy Carroll who made a good impact, pulling a goal back for the Reds just after the hour mark. The amazing footballer almost grabbed the equaliser when he met Luis Suarez’s cross but Petr Cech showed superb reflexes to deny him the goal. And that’s how Chelsea ultimately landed victory.

2- Chelsea 3-2 Liverpool (2005) 

This was one of the most spectacular Liverpool-Chelsea matches ever. John Arne Riise put the Reds in the ascendency through a record-breaking early 45th-second goal. However, Jose Mourinho’s side got back in the game after Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard struck an own goal to cancel out the advantage.

The two sides were locked at 1-1 after the normal time ended. And in the extra time, Didier Drogba and Mateja Kezman put the Blues on the brink of victory by scoring goals. Although Antonio Nunez pulled one back to make things interesting, Chelsea held out for a 3-2 victory in the end.

3- Chelsea 4-4 Liverpool (2009) 

Chelsea were the favorites to qualify for the 2009 Champions League semi-final after they won the first-leg at Anfield by 3-1. However, Liverpool put up a big fight in the second-leg at Stamford Bridge to make a huge comeback. 

Fabio Aurelio opened the scoring through a brilliant free-kick before Xavi Alonso also earned his name on the scoresheet to put his side in control at the break. But after the break, Chelsea came out with new vigour as they hit back with two goals in six dramatic minutes. Didier Drogba smashed a goal before Alex restored parity with a thunderbolt. Then, Frank Lampard further bolstered their position by firing home Droba’s intelligent cross. 

Even at that level, Liverpool was not dead and buried. In another dramatic twist, the Reds struck two goals through Lucas Leiva and Dirk Kuyt. With just seven minutes remaining, the Reds needed just a goal to book a place in the semi-final with Barcelona. However, their hopes were crushed as Lampard brilliantly converted Nicolas Anelka’s pass to level the scores and win the tie on 7-5 aggregate. 

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