On the day when the 30th anniversary of the tragedy in Hillsborough, where 96 "network" fans lost their lives, Mané and Salah were commissioned, in two minutes, to pay homage to the victims. The goals of the local forwards sufficed for the Klopp team to impose with force the Chelsea of Hazard, who played false 9 and left the Premier more open than ever with four games to go before the English league closes the curtain. The Klopp are two points above City, although Guardiola have one game less.
Minutes before he had won the City of Guardiola and Liverpool came to the match against the "blues" knowing that only one option was enough to conquer a Premier that has been resisting since 1990: win, win and win, as the master Luís Aragonés would say .
Win because Guardiola's men had done their homework at the Crystal Palace and with one less step, "the citizens" became leaders. Anfield, who hung the sign of no tickets, put on the suit of big dates. The fans knew "red" that the title of the Premier was going to win this afternoon to those of Sarri and that's why they encouraged their team since the players crossed the tunnel of costumes. They did not want to relive that cold afternoon of April 2014 when their Liverpool, with Brendar Rodgers on the bench and Luis Suárez as reference above, said goodbye to the league title after losing by two goals to zero against Chelsea's Jose Mourinho. That Premier that Liverpool had in his pocket ended up winning Manchester City.
"This is a completely new story," Klopp said in the pre-match, but until the second half, the fans did not breathe easy.
The first part was of clear local dominion, but the most important thing did not arrive: the goal. They tried Salah, Henderson, Mané, but the shot of it went skimming the right stick of Kepa. Firminho also tried, although the Brazilian was offside.
Chelsea was waiting for their moment and led by the usual, Hazard, the Sarri came out fast on the counter hoping that one of those could kill the Klopp.
The first half came to an end with a draw on the scoreboard, but in the second, Liverpool was that lethal team that not only frightens its Premier rivals, but also those from all over the continent. A very good combination between Salah and Firminho ended at the feet of Henderson that inside the area put it at the back post and there Mané appeared to put, with a header from goal to empty door, ahead to his own in the 50th minute.
The madness was unleashed with the goal of the Senegalese and when many were still commenting on the great play of the boys of Klopp, two minutes later Salah appeared to take a whip with his left foot that slipped through Kepa's squad. Egyptian goal that practically sentenced the game.
Chelsea barely bothered the locals. A shot to the post of Hazard in the 58th minute was the most dangerous of a Chelsea who will have to keep fighting to be in the Champions League next season.
The Liverpool continues leading to two points of the City that, with a party less, will be the faces with the Tottenham and the Manchester United in the next four days. The networks have an easier way and they already see closer to raise a title that resists them 29 years.