Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has taken positives from the club’s 2-0 Premier League defeat to Liverpool. The Blues had the opportunity to throw a spanner into the Reds’ title hopes on Sunday, but that was not the case as Jurgen Klopp’s side managed to outclass them with the better creativity in the second period.
Chelsea found themselves two-nil down with the opening 10 minutes of the second period following goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. However, they could have quite easily levelled the proceedings thereafter, had Eden Hazard managed to convert with the two clear-cut chances on offer.
As such, they succumbed to their first defeat against the Reds in six meetings and the loss could yet hamper their prospects of making the Champions League places. The west London side are currently occupying the fourth position but they stand the possibility of being leapfrogged by both Manchester United and Arsenal, who have games in hand. The Gunners, in particular, have two more matches to play when compared to the Blues and they can jump to the fourth spot with an away victory over Watford on Monday night.