Jurgen Klopp got his first premier league win in a grand style as Liverpool trashed Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, thus pilling up pressure for Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho.
Although Mourinho was given the Support of Chelsea’s hierarchy er aft their poor start of the season but after the Saturday home defeat from Klopp, the faith they had in him stands to be doubted.
Mourinho’s side started perfectly as Ramires put them in front, just after three minutes into the game to round up a brilliant Chelsea move, sending the Stamford Bridge crowd in rapture. But soon after the goal, Liverpool took control of the game. The decision to start with no striker and five midfielder had payed the dividends. Just before the half-time, the Kops grabbed the much deserved equalizer, thanks to a excellent striker by Philippe Countiho.
“Within a few minutes Chelsea made their goal, but we stayed in the game, we had our moments. Our build-up with quick, short passes, that’s what we want to do, it was good.” said the 48-year-old German manager in the post match press conference.
But Chelsea responded well in the second half, but Coutinho found the back of the net in the 74th minute with a shot deflected off John Terry to pile misery on the Blues; while super sub Christian Benteke finished got on the score sheet 9 minutes later to secure Liverpool’s first Premier League win under Jurgen Klopp.
Jose Mourinho has been defeated six times in the Premier League this season. His worst ever in a Premier League campaign at Chelsea and Liverpool got their first win against Chelsea in seven Premier League meetings.
Since the December of 1989, this is the first time Liverpool scored more than two goals at Stamford Bridge in a League game and Philippe Coutinho put an end to his 710 minutes without a premier league goal.
The media has heaped praised on Klopp for the tactics he deployed for the match, but he believes there is still a long way to go to the Anfield Reds. When quizzed by the journalists if Liverpool are to be considered as title contenders, Klopp responded by saying “Oh, please, I was hoping that I don’t understand the question.”
“I’ve been here for three weeks and everybody should win the league! And only one can win the league. And all the others have pressure all year and then only one team will win the league. Do you think only because of one win against Chelsea ? ”
The German boss is right that his team has to improve a lot in the coming weeks. He has witnessed his team surrendering leads in the matches before in a streak of 5 consecutive draws. In Premier League the team sits 7 in the table 8 points a-drift of leaders Manchester City.
The last thing the manager want is to mount unwanted pressure on his players, but he would want to make sure, every area of the team’s game improve in a way he wants and build into a formidable unit towards Christmas.
Having said so, the Top 4 is still at the striking distance, and this will be what he is aiming for and after the poor start under Rodgers Liverpool fans would happily welcome this.