Sturridge levels it late for Pool
SUBSTITUTE Daniel Sturridge hit a superb lastminute equaliser as Liverpool fought back to earn a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in yesterday’s late Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues had ended the Reds’ perfect start to the new campaign with a 2-1 Carabao Cup win at Anfield on Wednesday night.
Eden Hazard, whose fine individual effort proved the difference on Merseyside, put Chelsea in front in the 26th minute when he latched onto a through ball from Mateo Kovacic.
Mohamed Salah saw his goalbound effort clear off the line before, in the second half, Liverpool substitute Xherdan Shaqiri sent an effort wide from six yards.
Sturridge, though, had the final say against his old club, lashing a long-range drive into the top left corner with just a minute left - having only just been sent on.
Liverpool’s late rally sees them stay second, level on points with Manchester City, who earlier beat Brighton 2-0.
Raheem Sterling set City on their way after 29 minutes, with Sergio Aguero wrapping up the points midway through the second half.
In yesterday’s lunchtime kick-off, West Ham turned up the heat on Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho with a 3-1 win at the London Stadium.
After their midweek home penalty shoot-out defeat by Derby in the Carabao Cup, the Red Devils once again failed to produce the required performance.