The long wait of 30 years finally came to an end when Liverpool lifted the trophy after the match concluded yesterday night with firecrackers lit up in the sky.
Liverpool fans went gaga for the one moment they have been waiting for as it came true where the Reds crumbled Chelsea with score of 5-3. Jurgen Klopp, the man who promised to turn “doubters to believers”, the one who made all this possible, through leadership, through charisma and through ability.
But Chelsea’s vibe was anything but positive as they crumbled in the first half. A draw would have secured Champions League football next season for Chelsea, but they yielded in the first half as Liverpool got the party started early through Naby Keita’s stunner, Trent Alexander-Arnold’s fine free-kick (38) and Gini Wijnaldum’s volley.
An unfortunate sequence of individual mistakes allowed Naby Keïta to score a thunderous goal, following a giveaway from Willian dribbling into traffic. A questionable foul on Sadio Mané by Mateo Kovačić gave Trent Alexander-Arnold the opportunity to score a sensational goal. The unfortunate fallout brought questions on Kepa Arrizabalaga’s qualities and abilities as his feet were rooted in place, watching Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick curl in. The third goal came from a corner, shocking no one given Chelsea’s disastrous set-piece defending all year. Chelsea allowing Roberto Firmino to score his first home Premier League goal of the season was the time blue fans lost their calm.
Lampard’s triple substitution was something that pulled the interest back. Pulisic fabricated up a breathtakingly arrangement of touches, neatly dribbling around and through four Liverpool players. It would be unfair to pin Chelsea’s comeback attempt merely on Pulisic, as both Abraham and Hudson-Odoi did well to bring life to Chelsea’s irresolute attack.
Liverpool was brutal and destructive, as they have been for the majority of a crucial season, marking their coronation in style. Liverpool has endured being unbowed at Anfield in three successive league seasons for the first time in the club’s history.