I’m not sure anybody expected eight goals in a football match involving Chelsea and Liverpool in the 2019/2020 Premier League season. But that was what happened on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020.
Naby Keita broke the deadlock with a rising 25-yard drive, and they added further goals before the break through Trent Alexander-Arnold’s fine free-kick and Gini Wijnaldum’s close-range strike.
Olivier Giroud scrambled in for Chelsea on the stroke of half-time but their hopes of a comeback appeared to be snuffed out 10 minutes after the break, when Roberto Firmino headed in his first Premier League home goal of the season from Alexander-Arnold’s cross.
Chelsea substitute Christian Pulisic then had a dramatic impact as he sparked a Chelsea fightback, creating a goal for Tammy Abraham then scoring another himself on the turn as this entertaining game took an unexpected turn.
Congratulations to all the Liverpool players, the fans and coaching team.
Jurgen Klopp was the first to get his medal and then his coaching staff lauded every player to get their medal with an arms-outstretched “woah” on the stage at Anfield.
Injured captain Jordan Henderson was last to the stage, Liverpool’s squad reaching its crescendo as the ex-Sunderland man took his medal and brought the trophy to the team.