Klopp’s winning streak sadly came to an end tonight and as the honeymoon period drew to a close, fans began to look at why we need the first team so much. The Anfield Talk’s Dale (@_evocatio) rounded up social media’s reaction…
In the first half there was little action. Fans had plenty to worry about with the lack of the two giants on the back line, Van Dijk and Alisson sitting this one out. However all eyes were on Fabinho who made his Liverpool starting XI debut tonight. There appeared to be a real battle for dominance during the first half, which mainly involved Keita and Mane from the home side.
The second half saw more action including Sturridge missing an open goal, much to the horror of a lot of fans only to pull it back minutes later with a well timed overhead kick. After this Firmino made an appearance off the bench.
This game showed the importance of a strong defence. Lacking our main man Van Dijk and his apprentice Joe Gomez was crucial in Chelsea getting both their goals. With a strong defence there would be less to rely upon Mignolet for, which quite frankly would be a relief.
Sturridge, I'm a Stan… But that miss is unforgivable.
— adeda (@tosinadeda) September 26, 2018
Cannot believe the winner was a goal Alisson would save that came from the channel in between Moreno and Lovren
— Paul Barron (@PaulJamesBarron) September 26, 2018
I don’t understand why somebody didn’t just bring Hazard down and take a yellow card and Specky Klopp bringing Salah on with like 10 mins to go yet Hazard was on for about 40 minutes fuck off you cunt
— Liam Lobban (@LiamLobban) September 26, 2018
Firmino gets a hat trick with them Sturridge chances
— Tez (@Tezlowe) September 26, 2018
Gentle reminder that Klopp hasn't finished upgrading squad, Mignolet and Moreno next out the door…..
— B L A C K I E (@BLACKIE_IRE) September 26, 2018
If that was Alisson in goal today we would have said it was a good performance shoutout to Mignolet great game unlucky Karius got Van Dijk and Robertson while he got Lovren and Moreno
— R8 (@Nabyllionaire) September 26, 2018
Don't think Klopp is as impressed with Shaqiri as y'all are
— Joseph Cousins (@JCuzzy1) September 26, 2018