LONDON -- It pays to be on guard when Liverpool are preparing to take a set-piece.
Divock Origi's Champions League semifinal-deciding goal against Barcelona last season was the result of a quick-thinking corner by Trent Alexander-Arnold, and it was with similar dead-ball creativity that the European champions fooled Chelsea in a hard-fought 2-1 Premier League win at Stamford Bridge.
Both of Liverpool's goals were scored in the first half and both came from free kicks that saw back-heels change the...
VAR controversy struck again as Liverpool went five points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Cesar Azpilicueta thought he'd levelled the scores after some penalty area pinball, but the goal was chalked off with Mason Mount's left foot adjudged to have been inches offside in the build-up play.
Leaders Liverpool maintained their perfect start to the Premier League season as they staved off a second-half fight back from Chelsea to secure a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge that left them five points clear at the summit.
Liverpool opened a two-goal lead in the first half as Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino found the net from clever free kicks, before Juergen Klopp's side showed just enough resilience after the break to keep Chelsea at bay.
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