Liverpool appeared to be cruising after Mohamed Salah made it 2-0 but Chelsea changed their style and hit back
Jurgen Klopp has identified Alisson as the man who “saved Liverpool’s life” in Sunday’s Premier League win over Chelsea.
The Reds appeared to be cruising after Mohamed Salah made it 2-0 to the home side with a wonderstrike at Anfield.
But Chelsea hit back and came very close to scoring on two occasions, with Eden Hazard firing against the post and later drawing a brilliant safe from Alisson.
Liverpool were able to ride out Chelsea’s wave of pressure and keep a clean sheet to ensure they picked up all three important points in the title race.
After the match Klopp heaped praise on his goalkeeper’s save at such a crucial point.
“There were 10 minutes when Chelsea changed their system and had their chances and Ali saved our life,” said Klopp.
“Apart from that we controlled and dominated the game for 80 minutes which is the best you can say about a game against Chelsea.
“But in these 10 minutes they could have changed the game completely, a post and two saves from Ali, right? But then we controlled the game again. It was a fantastic performance and an even better atmosphere and a very important result.
“We showed a lot of really good things in the first half. But a little problem for us was the wind. In the second half it was a big plus. Chelsea struggled with the build up.
“It was in our favour second half and we used it, and we needed to be a bit more flexible on the right flank.
“First half we were left side dominated. That was one of the things we spoke about at half-time.
“It was wonderful that we got a goal from there, with Hendo (Jordan Henderson) chipping the ball in.”