Six talking points from Liverpool's dominant 4-1 win over Chelsea to continue title charge Match Review
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Six talking points from Liverpool's dominant 4-1 win over Chelsea to continue title charge

Six talking points from Liverpool's dominant 4-1 win over Chelsea to continue title charge

Liverpool continued their mission to end Jurgen Klopp's spell as manager with a bang as they continued their Premier League title charge with a dominant 4-1 win over Chelsea at Anfield.

From start to finish, the Reds were everywhere, swarming Mauricio Pochettino's side and giving them no chance to rest.

Simply put, Liverpool battered Chelsea and showed the gulf in class between the first placed side and the tenth.

There were a multitude of talking points to choose from but here are six...

Anfield is making their love for Jurgen Klopp beautifully clear

From the first to the final whistle, Anfield was rocking.

The love and adoration for Jurgen Klopp was beautifully clear as it has been throughout this journey with the German coach.

It's heartbreaking to think these are our final moments with him as our coach but at least we have the time to cherish every moment.

It looks like this season could be one of the most memorable in his tenure at Anfield and it's great to see the players are giving their all for him as well.

Conor Bradley is a revelation

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This kid is unbelievable.

I read on Twitter recently that Bradley was marked by two players at all times during his time with Bolton Wanderers in League One. Of course, it's a different level to the Premier League but he's obviously very, very talented.

The way he took his goal and assist belies his young age.

He's only 19 and he already has the likes of Dominik Szoboszlai joking that he's coming for Trent Alexander-Arnold's position!

DioGOOOOAL is really a thing

Jota is so good near the goal. What was most impressive last night was his strength and his ability to shrug off incoming challenges with ease.

He's not a very big player but like Mohamed Salah, defenders struggle to get near enough to take the ball from him.

Liverpool have missed him at times he's been injured but he consistently delivers the goods. Last season he got seven goals and eight assists - a decent return.

This season, he already has 13 goals and three assists despite missing eight games through injury between November 26 and December 24.

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He now has four goals and an assist in his last four games. His form has been particularly important to Salah's absence being less of an issue than many predicted.

Darwin Nunez has to be one of the unluckiest players of all time

Against Chelsea, Darwin Nunez hit the post or crossbar four times which is a Premier League record. His penalty miss was also the first of his career.

Yet despite his detractors focusing on that, it's his drive and relentless desire for more that yielded an assist in the 79th minute to guarantee the three points and kill off any ideas of a comeback that Chelsea might have had when Christopher Nkunku found the back of the net to make it 3-1.

Nunez has 11 goals and 11 assists this season. What's there to complain about? Yes, he could have way more but if he can just get a little more luck in certain situations, that could become 22 goals and 22 assists in no time.

He's a special player even if he does things in a way that not other player does.

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Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate are goliath together

Long may Konate stay fit!

As long as this lad is fit and healthy, he and Virgil van Dijk can dominate in the Premier League for a long time. Virgil's style of play doesn't rely on pace and power anymore,

He's developed, using his intelligence and awareness, to become the best in the game at holding up play long enough for his support cast to catch upm Ind you, he's still also elite at 1v1 defending.

The perfect partner for him is someone like Ibou, who excels at front-foot defending and recovery. If the Frenchman can avoid injuries, Liverpool are in a very good position to win the Premier League title.

Six talking points from Liverpool's dominant 4-1 win over Chelsea to continue title charge

This season, Liverpool have conceded just 19 goals in the Premier League with the next best Arsenal with 21.

Curtis Jones in left central midfield gives Liverpool so many tactical advantages

Six talking points from Liverpool's dominant 4-1 win over Chelsea to continue title charge

A player that goes under the radar a lot is Curtis Jones. The Scouser is maturing wonderfully and seems to have found his comfort zone in that left-sided midfield role for the Reds.

But he's so much more than just a left centre-mid. He's also able to drop into no.6 role to cover for Alexis Mac Allister when he is pulled out of position.

And given his experience at Academy level on the left-win, he's also able to support Luis Diaz by stretching play on the left flank to allow the Colombian to tuck inside where he can do more damage.

You can see an example of this at 0:15 in this video from Twitter.

Liverpool are truly blessed with all the talent Jurgen Klopp has assembled and even though he is soon to leave, he is leaving the club in a very strong position.

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