Mudryk looks the real deal at least! Winners & losers as drab Liverpool & Chelsea prove they're exactly where they should be - mid-table
A meeting of two mid-table teams, and didn’t it show?
Jurgen Klopp’s 1000th game as a manager turned out to be one of the more forgettable ones, as Liverpool and Chelsea played out a 0-0 draw at Anfield, a result which does little for either side’s Champions League ambitions.
It was a contest low on quality and goalmouth action, with a lively cameo from Chelsea newboy Mykhailo Mudryk the standout, in an attacking sense. The Ukraine international had two decent chances to win it, while at the other end Cody Gakpo and Trent Alexander-Arnold were off target with opportunities.
Liverpool, though, offered precious little in front of a frustrated home crowd, with Klopp having chosen to rattle a few cages by leaving the likes of Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip on the bench. Darwin Nunez added a bit of thrust late on, but even the Uruguayan couldn’t find a way through, as their winless Premier League run stretches to three games.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have won only two of their last 11 matches, and on this evidence, it would be a surprise to see either team in the top four come the end of the season.
GOAL runs through the winners and losers at Anfield…