Liverpool came from behind to beat the defending champions Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Philippe Coutinho scored a double and Benteke’s late strike made sure the Reds left London with three points in their bag. Jurgen Klopp secured a hugely impressive first Premier League win since taking charge at Anfield.
After a midweek exit from the Capital One Cup, Jose Mourinho’s men had a dream start as Ramires put the hosts ahead in the fourth minute, scoring his third goal of the season. Despite one goal down, the visitors raised their football tactics and evenly contested the first half of the match.
The Brazilian midfielder Coutinho equalized spectacularly in first-half stoppage time, silencing the home fans. The 23-year-old registered his first goal since the start of the season, ending 710 minutes without a Premier League goal.
After the break, the Blues started with caution and lacked the defensive qualities for what the Chelsea side was known for during the last season. On the other hand, Liverpool players began to play more attacking football and dominated the possession in the later part of the encounter.
The home side had very few chances to lead the score sheet in the second half. Oscar attempted from near halfway was the best goal scoring opportunity to bounce back in the high intensity competition. Liverpool took the lead for the first time with a quality strike from Rio de Janeiro-native Coutinho in the 74th minute of the match.
Jose Mourinho’s hopes of leveling were shattered in the last 10 minutes of play when Christian Benteke, who came off the bench as a substitute, placed the ball in the bottom left corner from the center of the box.
So far this season, the Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho has lost six Premier League games and drawing other three league clashes. He has never lost more in a Premier League campaign at Chelsea.
Lisbon-native Mourinho is under constant pressure of losing his job as a manager of the Blues for the last couple of weeks. However, former Real Madrid bosss has denied all the speculations and challenged that there is no one better than me when it comes to coaching and managing the current Chelsea squad. IMAGE/Reuters/Philip Brown