Liverpool drew 1-1 with Chelsea this weekend. The Reds couldn’t break down the bus which Thomas Tuchel parked and the sides continued to have identical records as a result. After the game Twitter was stunned by Liverpool wonderkid Harvey Elliott against Chelsea.
Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea
This weekend saw one of the English game’s most vitriolic ties played out.
Liverpool took on Chelsea at Anfield with the two sides bringing matching records to the early evening kick off.
It was Chelsea who took the lead with Kai Havertz’s header to the far post looping over Alisson Becker.
The goal seemed to suck the wind out of the Reds’ sails somewhat but eventually the momentum swung back in Jürgen Klopp’s favour.
The game was turned on its head just before halftime when Reece James handled the ball on the line.
As the laws of the game dictate, the Chelsea defender was given a straight red card and the Reds a penalty.
Mo Salah coolly converted from the spot to level matters.
Thereafter we saw what we’d expect from a team a goal down; another centre back was brought on and the bus was parked.
Harvey Elliott v Chelsea
One of the stories of the game was Liverpool wonderkid Harvey Elliott starting against Chelsea.
The teenage phenomenon was handed his second Premier League start and this time it was a massive game.
Thankfully, the youngster didn’t look at all out of place.
Just not looking out of place is good enough but he lit the games up at times.
His composure is a joy to behold, as is his control of the ball and his vision; deft touches often found teammates when a turnover appeared inevitable.
On current form it would be incredibly harsh to drop the youngster.
He has limitless potential and he’s already showing us just what he’s capable of.
Fans of an array of clubs were quick to praise the teenager’s performance.