Liverpool XI: Adrian, Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Milner, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Salah.

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Emerson, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pedro, Giroud, Pulisic.

N’Golo Kante recovers from a knee injury to start for Chelsea LIVERPOOL 0-0 CHELSEA Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to play in a front three Jurgen Klopp has left forward Roberto Firmino on the bench

16: Great defending from Christensen, who has Mane breathing down his neck. The centre-back turns away a superb Salah cross behind for a corner. Mane doesn’t properly connect with the delivery and the ball bounces wide.

Moments before that Pedro cut inside before firing wide of Adrian’s right-hand post.

13: Fabinho should do better as the ball ricochets fortuitously into his path. He decides to shoot from an acute angle instead of fizz a cross into the middle and goalkeeper Kepa collects.

10: What a difference N’Golo Kante makes. Chelsea look far more solid and organised with the midfielder snapping at heels here, there and everywhere.

8: Penalty appeal! Christensen lifts his arms to protect his face as Mane connects with an acrobatic volley. Yes, the ball goes strike the arm – but I’m really not sure what the centre-back could have done.

Stéphanie Frappart checks VAR and we play on.


5: Virgil van Dijk is a touch fortunate to avoid a booking when clearly using his arm to prevent Pedro from collecting Jorginho’s pass over on the right. No booking and Azpilicueta lets referee Stéphanie Frappart know his thoughts.

We are ready

3: Just like at Old Trafford on Sunday – Chelsea have started well. Knocking it about smartly and looking to release Christian Pulisic down the left channel. Olivier Giroud looks particularly eager to impress Frank Lampard having already been penalised for a foul on Virgil van Dijk.

1: Y’all ready? We’re underway in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup! What a time to be alive.

Signed for a reason

19:55: Chelsea boss Frank Lampard: “This is for the team and the club. We have to have a realisation of what this cup means to the club. We know it and we are ready.”

On Olivier Giroud starting: “We have strikers to pick from. He is a threat in the box and I had to make some changes because we have a lot of games in a short space of time.”

Oh dear…

19:54: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, speaking to BT Sport: …read more

Source:: Daily Times


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