download video: Chelsea 1 – 2 Liverpool [Premier League] Highlights 2016/17
Jurgen Klopp’s men took an impressive victory in west London, and the highlight of the game was a thunderbolt from the England international in the first half
Jordan Henderson scored a sensational goal as Liverpool inflicted the first defeat of Antonio Conte’s Chelsea reign with a 2-1 Premier League victory at Stamford Bridge.
A dominant first-half performance from Liverpool was capped by Henderson picking out the top-right corner with a stunning, looping effort from 25 yards in the 36th minute, which ultimately proved enough to end Conte’s unbeaten start in his sixth match at the helm.
The Reds had already taken the lead when Dejan Lovren took advantage of slack Chelsea marking to convert from a Philippe Coutinho cross, the pair returning to the starting line-up with Lucas Leiva and Roberto Firmino, who suffered a groin strain, making way after the impressive 4-1 win over champions Leicester City last time out.
An error from Gary Cahill preceded Henderson’s wonder-strike, and Conte will have been disappointed to see his defence prove vulnerable with David Luiz making his second Chelsea debut following his deadline-day move back from Paris Saint-Germain in place of John Terry.
Diego Costa earned the Blues a point away at Swansea City last weekend and he initiated another comeback attempt with his sixth goal in as many Premier League appearances with 29 minutes remaining.
However, this time there was to be no late equaliser, with Liverpool seeing out the win to join Chelsea on 10 points from five league games.
Matches between these sides often prove feisty affairs and there was a sign of that again within eight minutes when Branislav Ivanovic appeared to tread on the foot of Adam Lallana after conceding a free-kick for a foul on the midfielder.
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