Liverpool’s title-winning celebration made a massively entertaining begin as they claimed a 5-Three victory over a spirited Chelsea at Anfield.
Naby Keita’s rasping effort gave Liverpool a spectacular lead earlier than Trent Alexander-Arnold’s mesmerising free-kick doubled their benefit.
A wise end by Georginio Wijnaldum gave them a commanding 3-Zero lead however Olivier Giroud pulled one again on the stroke of half time.
Roberto Firmino’s header seemed to have put the sport past any doubt however Christian Pulisic’s introduction sparked a terrific fightback from Frank Lampard’s males.
The American laid the ball on a plate for Tammy Abraham to complete earlier than getting a objective himself to make sure a nervous end to the match.
There could be another objective nevertheless it went to the house facet as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain received on the tip of Andy Robertson’s low cross to seal the three factors and make sure the celebration will get began in the very best means.
Followers aren’t allowed within the floor however Jurgen Klopp’s males put a present on for these watching at residence, though probably the most notable a part of the early levels noticed a airplane with a banner congratulating Liverpool on the win fly over Anfield.
However the sport kicked into life when Keita fired the ball in off the crossbar after successful it in a harmful place.
Liverpool then gained a free-kick in a harmful place, which Alexander-Arnold fantastically curled in in what was a carbon copy of his beautiful objective in opposition to Crystal Palace final month.
It seemed like they have been going to cruise to the win when Wijnaldum took benefit of some slack Chelsea defending to smash the ball into the roof of the online.
Giroud gave the Blues a glimmer of hope as he bundled the ball on the stroke of half time after Willian compelled Alisson Becker into an excellent save.
The house facet’s three-goal lead was restored when Firmino nodded in Alexander-Arnold’s inviting cross – the Brazilian lastly getting his first Premier League objective at Anfield this season.
Pulisic got here on moments later and precipitated the Liverpool defence a number of issues and had a hand in two targets Chelsea scored in fast succession.
A free-flowing transfer resulted in Pulisic setting Abraham up for a simple end after which the winger expertly fired the ball into the highest nook.
Chelsea probed the questionable Reds defence however the champions restored respiration house with an excellent objective on the counter.
Andy Robertson’s unbelievable run and low cross ran via to Oxlade-Chamberlain and the substitute made no mistake.
The end result means Chelsea’s place in subsequent season’s Champions League isn’t fairly sewn up however their future continues to be in their very own arms after they entertain Wolves on Sunday.