Liverpool v Chelsea, 28 August 2021

Score1-1
RefereeAnthony Taylor
CompetitionPremier League
VenueAnfield
Attendance53,100
Kick-off: 5.30pm Premier League Head to Head Played: 59 Liverpool won: 23 Drawn: 15 Chelsea won: 21 Liverpool scored: 74 Chelsea scored: 71 Liverpool had now lost two of the last 14 meetings in the Premier League (won six).

1 Liverpool

Manager: Jürgen Klopp

1 Chelsea

Manager: Thomas Tuchel

Goals:

Mohamed Salah penalty 45 P

Goals:

Kai Havertz 21 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker
Defender Andy Robertson
Defender Virgil Van Dijk
Defender/Midfielder Trent Alexander-Arnold
Defender/Midfielder Fabinho
Defender/Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Defender/Midfielder Joël Matip
Midfielder Harvey Elliott
Midfielder/Forward Roberto Firmino
Midfielder/Forward Sadio Mané
Midfielder/Forward Mohamed Salah

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy
Defender Antonio Rüdiger
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Defender/Midfielder Reece James
Defender/Midfielder Marcos Alonso
Midfielder Jorginho
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Mason Mount
Midfielder/Forward Kai Havertz
Forward Romelu Lukaku

Substitutions:

Diogo Jota for Roberto Firmino 42
Thiago Alcántara for Jordan Henderson 74
Kostas Tsimikas for Andy Robertson 86

Substitutions:

Thiago Silva for Kai Havertz 46
Mateo Kovačić for N'Golo Kanté 46
Trevoh Chalobah for Jorginho 87

Cards:

Cards:

Edouard Mendy 45 Y
Antonio Rüdiger 45 Y
Reece James 45 R

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher
Defender Joe Gomez
Defender Ibrahima Konaté
Defender/Midfielder Kostas Tsimikas
Midfielder Naby Keïta
Midfielder Thiago Alcántara
Midfielder/Forward Diogo Jota
Midfielder/Forward Takumi Minamino

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga
Defender Trevoh Chalobah
Defender Ben Chilwell
Defender Thiago Silva
Midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi
Midfielder Mateo Kovačić
Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Midfielder Hakim Ziyech
Forward Timo Werner

Comments:

League position: 3rd Mohamed Salah had now converted each of his last 14 penalties in the Premier League; only Southampton's Matt Le Tissier (23 from 1994 to 2000) had achieved a longer such run. Aged 18 years and 146 days, Harvey Elliott became the youngest player to start a game in the Premier League for Liverpool since Raheem Sterling in August 2012 (17 years and 262 days). This became only the third season in the post-war era that each of the Reds' first three games of a season in all competitions had been played on a Saturday; also 1987-88 and 1999-00. [c/o Michael Reid] Liverpool were awarded a penalty after 45 minutes following a VAR review for handball.

Comments:

League position: 2nd Chelsea failed in their attempt to win their opening three games of a season in the Premier League without conceding a goal for the fourth time; previously in 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2010-11. Reece James became the first opposition player to be sent-off in a Premier League game at Anfield since Ahmed Elmohamady of Hull City on 24 September 2016. César Azpilicueta became the fourth player to make 300 appearances for the Blues in the Premier League after John Terry, Frank Lampard and Petr Cech.