Mauricio Pochettino has detailed what impressed him about Liverpool’s performance, with Chelsea coming away with a 1-1 draw.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, the Argentine manager was full of praise for the Reds, who impressed Pochettio after Chelsea came back from 1-0 down to split the points.

Whilst neither side will be pleased with a draw on the opening day of the Premier League, Liverpool can take some positives given the bold starting XI Jurgen Klopp named.

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And Pochettino was impressed, with the Chelsea manager saying: “From the beginning it was difficult for us to find a way to play, Liverpool were full of energy and they pressed really well, and we made some mistakes.

“After I think we were a little bit lucky because we concede a second goal and the game would have been different but after the team reacted well and the team started to dominate.

“We conceded one shot on target and that was a goal, against a team like Liverpool we need to be happy with that.”

Liverpool will be frustrated they couldn’t leave Chelsea with a win

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A win on the opening day of the season can set the benchmark for a team to kickstart an incredible campaign, and Liverpool will be wishing they did just that against Chelsea.

The Reds impressed going forward and showed their best qualities in certain periods of the game, which is why Liverpool will be annoyed they couldn’t secure all three points.

Whilst Chelsea away is one of the toughest fixtures in the season, Liverpool know there was a chance to get the win today, with Pochettino aware of how good the Reds were.

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