- Jurgen Klopp saw his Liverpool side lose their fifth consecutive Premier League game at Anfield
- Determined Chelsea defeated the reigning league champions 1-0 right in their backyard
- Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that the loss is a blow to their top-four quest
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has stated that the loss to Premier League rivals Chelsea is a massive blow to his side's hopes of finishing in the Premier League's top four.
Chelsea played their best game under new manager Thomas Tuchel following a 1-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield on Thursday night, February 4.
The only goal of the match was scored by Mason Mount who got his sixth of the season which proved to be the match-winner.
The reigning Premier League kings, Liverpool, failed to register a shot on target as they lacked quality in the final third despite building their attack from the midfield.
Chelsea moved to fourth on the Premier League which was also continued Tuchel's unbeaten run for the club in ten matches.
After the game, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told Sky Sports.
"It is a massive blow.
"It is not done yet, but we don't have to talk about if you lose that many games, you don't have the right to go to the Champions League.
"We have to win football games and we know that and we will work on it, but for tonight, it was not enough."
Liverpool have now gone more than 10 hours without a goal at Anfield and they have taken just one point from the last 21 on offer at home since Christmas, scoring just two goals, one of which was a penalty.
Having gone almost four years unbeaten in the league at home, Klopp has now lost more games at Anfield in the last four weeks than in his previous five years.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Premier League club Manchester United have equalled a Premier League record following their 0-0 draw with rivals Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, March 3.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men lost their way in the south London fog as they were held to a goalless draw at Crystal Palace.
United who were on top of the standings a few weeks back now trail league leaders Manchester City by a massive after a drab affair at Selhurst Park.
Chances were few and far between and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have now gone 285 minutes without a goal heading into Sunday’s derby at the Etihad.
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