Jurgen Klopp was watching from Covid isolation on Sunday, leaving Reds assistant Pep Lijnders to take charge at Stamford Bridge as Liverpool built an early 2-0 lead before the Blues fired twice in four minutes in an action-packed half.
A bruising 2-2 draw was all Manchester City dreamed of prior to kick-off. Pep Guardiola’s team are now 10 points clear of Chelsea, with Liverpool a further point adrift with a game in hand. City’s dominant 11 game win-streak has flung them clear.
Liverpool and Chelsea shared the points at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in a thrilling draw
It strengthens Man City’s lead atop the Premier League, leaving their rivals a mountain to climb
‘I think Man City will win the league,’ former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher said on Sky Sports.
‘I don’t see Liverpool or Chelsea closing that gap. If Liverpool would have won and got those two extra points and won their game in hand against Leeds at home – six points is tough against Man City.
‘But when you go more than three games behind Man City I just don’t see it at all really.
‘Man City right now in terms of controlling games have been fantastic. Man City are as good as Chelsea defensively and as good as Liverpool going forwards and that’s the big difference.
Jamie Carragher doesn’t believe either Chelsea or Liverpool can catch the league leaders
Jurgen Klopp was absent from the Bridge leaving assistant Pep Lijnders to oversee the game
‘When Liverpool dropped two points at Tottenham, that shouldn’t be a bad result in the past, going to Tottenham and getting a draw.
‘Now with Man City getting mid-90 points to 100 points you can’t afford to draw with big rivals away from home.’
While City rumble on with their 11-game hot streak, Liverpool have taken two points from an available nine in their last three games – drawing with Spurs and losing to Leicester.
Chelsea aren’t faring much better, drawing four of their last five matches. Thomas Tuchel’s squad have been rocked by injuries, Covid and now a rift between Thomas Tuchel and Romelu Lukaku.
Source: DailyMail Sports