Liverpool-Chelsea score: Late Costa penalty miss costs Premier League leaders points

There's no getting away from it, January was an absolutely disgusting month for LFC.

"We have another opportunity straight away to bounce back and it is a good opportunity, a big game against Chelsea".

"Is it allowed to celebrate a position like this, in this league, in this strong league, with the outstanding run of Chelsea so far?" They play their season and we play them two times. That was step one. And he'd assembled a glittering panel to answer the question, "between them over 1,000 Premier League appearances".

A second-half header from Georginio Wijnaldum pulled Liverpool level and Mignolet then went some way to making amends for his part in Chelsea's goal by saving a 76th minute Diego Costa penalty.

At the end of it all, we learned that Chelsea have a way to go before we can be anoint them as Champions but with Arsenal losing so badly, the points dropped at Anfield are no great loss.

"We came through December and most of January without Philippe Coutinho (who was out for almost seven weeks with ankle ligament damage)".

Scream it loudly, that was a TURNING POINT!

"It's a change in mentality Arsenal need".

One home fan encapsulated the mood around Anfield during the latter stages of the game - and their negativity prompted a furious response from Jurgen Klopp. You bet we're still in that race.

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The outcome is also a tribute to the tactics of Claude Puel and the work done throughout the club at large. Not to mention the huge impact that Sadio Mane at the African Nations appears to be having on the team.

"Honestly I think that we are a different team", the Italian said, recalling the early weeks of his Chelsea tenure.

But with no Europe and no Cups, Liverpool's path to the top four finishing line is clearer than anyone's....

Of players to have made 20+ Premier League appearances, Diego Costa has scored in the highest proportion of games (55.4% - 41/74). Eight are at Anfield, seven are away. Wenger's side are without Mohamed Elneny, who is at the African Cup of Nations, the aforementioned Cazorla and much-needed Jack Wilshere, who is flourishing in Bournemouth's midfield during his season-long loan deal.

MIDDLESBROUGH, England - Middlesbrough came from behind to draw 1-1 at home to West Bromwich Albion and claim a point in its fight for survival in the Premier League on Tuesday. When that quartet get their sharpness back, it will make a definite difference.

On the scoresheet four times in previous encounters with the Reds himself, Eden Hazard can be backed at 13/5 (3.60) to reach double figures for the league season firing once again here.

But that proved to be as good as it got for Arsenal, as Watford, inspired by a string of Gomes saves, held out for a crucial victory. A lack of a ball-playing midfielder in the side was evident as the Blues struggled to retain possession against a Liverpool side revitalised by the leveler.

After that our next two home games are against Spurs and Arsenal.

A poor January has seen them take two points from three matches and exit two cup competitions and fall 10 points off the pace, holding on to fourth place by just two points from City.


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