It was an exhilarating night of football as Premier League Champions, Liverpool, all set to lift the English Premier League trophy that has eluded them for 30 years, featured in an eighth goal showpiece against Chelsea.
With nothing to lose against a Chelsea side that had everything to win, the Reds ensured they took it all last night, bagging 3 points and lifting their deserving trophy at the end of the match.
It was right off to business for Liverpool as an absolutely brilliant goal from Naby Keira put the host in front 23mins into the game. Trent Alexander-Arnold doubled the lead 15 minutes later with a total screamer of a free-kick and before the blues could recover from the two blows, Gini Wijnaldum made it three with a sleek volley in a space of five minutes.
French forward, Olivier Giroud pulled one back for Chelsea before the break (45+3), but Jurgen Klopp’s men weren’t done as Roberto Firmino headed home a well placed delivery from Alexander-Arnold after the break bringing the tally to 4-1.
Not ready to go down without a fight, Chelsea worked their way back into the game with goals from second half substitutes, Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic reducing the deficit to 4-3. The Blues did their best to get a fourth goal and square things up, but it was Liverpool who found the back of the net as sub Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sent home an Andrew Robertson’s pass in the 85th minute, as Liverpool proved to the world, why they are champions.
The truly entertaining clash left football fans reeling with satisfaction as they took to Twitter to express it.
A fan tweeted, “what a game!! . No VAR, No penalties, just pure quality football “
And another described it as the game of the season.
A draw would have secured Champions League football next season for now 4th placed Chelsea, but the defeat means they have to at least get a point against Wolves who needs a win to secure a place in Europa league in what promises to be a heated final day of the season.
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Sunday July 26: 2019/2020 EPL Final Day Fixtures
Arsenal vs Watford – 4pm
Burnley vs Brighton – 4pm
Chelsea vs Wolves – 4pm
Crystal Palace vs Tottenham – 4pm
Everton vs Bournemouth – 4pm
Leicester vs Man Utd – 4pm
Man City vs Norwich – 4pm
Newcastle vs Liverpool – 4pm
Southampton vs Sheffield United – 4pm
West Ham vs Aston Villa – 4pm