Nervy last day for Chelsea following 5-3 loss

          Liverpool welcome trophy to Anfield with eight goal thriller

          2020/07/23 12:47
          By Connor Andrews

          After a patchy at best run of form since the restart, Liverpool could have been forgiven for having some concerns about lifting their first Premier League trophy after facing a Chelsea side with everything to play for, instead they produced one of this season’s most entertaining games.

          Liverpool looked well on course to make up for some recent lapse performances and honour their trophy lift with two stunners, first from a long range Naby Keita effort to open the scoring, and then Trent Alexander-Arnold notched a beautiful free kick from 25 yards.

          Gini Wijnaldum looked to have ended the contest, spanking home a loose ball after some horrific Chelsea defending from a corner for a 3-0 lead, but Olivier Giroud’s tap-in just before the break promised to keep things entertaining.

          But less than 10 minutes after the break, disaster struck again for Chelsea in their top four chase, as Roberto Firmino headed in his first Anfield goal this season from a perfect Alexander-Arnold cross for a comfortable 4-1 lead.

          Chelsea looked done for the evening, but Christian Pulisic decided that wasn’t to be the case, coming on with half an hour to play, he sent four Liverpool players packing before putting the ball on a tee for Tammy Abraham to make things interesting, before smashing home soon after to cut deficit to one goal.

          But it was left to another substitute to ensure Liverpool’s trophy lift wasn’t spoiled, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain finishing off a trademark counter attack, sweeping home Andy Robertson’s cross for a 5-3 win.

          And not only did Liverpool make sure of a thriller to beckon in their first ever Premier League trophy lift, they also made sure of an exciting final day, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Leicester all still in with a good chance of taking the final two Champions League places, with the latter two facing off on Sunday at the King Power Stadium.

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          classic matches
          U Wednesday, 22 July 2020 - 20:15
          Andre Marriner
          Naby Keita 23'
          Alexander-Arnold 38'
          Gini Wijnaldum 43'
          Roberto Firmino 54'
          Oxlade-Chamberlain 84'
          Olivier Giroud 45'
          Tammy Abraham 61'
          Christian Pulisic 73'