Published: Sun, September 30, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1: Sturridge stunner rescues point

Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1: Sturridge stunner rescues point

Sturridge came on for James Milner late on at Stamford Bridge and sent a stunning 25-yard shot past Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to rescue a point for Klopp's side after Eden Hazard had opened the scoring.

While Sturridge will be delighted with his efficient four-minute cameo, last season's top scorer Salah was subbed on 66 minutes after missing some good chances.

Though he has three goals so far this season, only one has had a detrimental impact on a Liverpool result (in the slender victory over Brighton), with the other two coming in the last few moments of two comprehensive wins.

That included after the Chelsea result where - despite not penning a tweet of his own - he made his feelings very clear with his Twitter activity. The 27-year-old has scored seven goals in his last six appearances across all competitions, including the victor of Liverpool on Wednesday, and looks to have finally reached his zenith. "I think the players have been very intelligent to learn so quickly the offensive phase".

"We thought West Brom was a good idea for him to get minutes under his belt again, and when he came back, he was an option for us".

England worldwide Sturridge, 29, has never been assured of a place in the Liverpool attack under Jurgen Klopp, while a succession of injuries have taken their toll.

"Of course, Hazard is the first but I think Pedro, Willian and [Alvaro] Morata will be able to score more than 10 goals in the season". Sturridge's form hints that he could be an important player for Liverpool this season as the club goes in search of its first title since 2012. "But as long as we create chances like we did tonight, we will win football games".

"I think the fact they're away from home and I feel like there's a weakness at the back with Chelsea".

"It was not Mo's best game of his career for sure", added Klopp.

"He wants to be decisive, he wants to score in these situations".

"It is like riding a bike".

"Hazard is the Premier League's best player".

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