On Saturday, in Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp’s 1,000th game, the two troubled top clubs, Liverpool and Chelsea, were unable to break through their respective bad series in the Premier League, resulting in a goalless draw.
Kai Havertz seemed to have opened the scoring 3 minutes into the game, however the video referee ruled him offside when he headed in a rebound from a shot that hit the post. Mykhailo Mudryk, a new signing from Shakhtar Donetsk, came close to scoring the opening goal in the 55th minute but his shot hit the side net. Despite Cody Gakpo starting as a striker in the base for Liverpool and Hakim Ziyech completing the ninety minutes at Chelsea, the game ended in a draw with both teams making little progress.
Liverpool have not won three league games in a row and currently sit in 8th place, while Chelsea are in 10th.
On Saturday, Liverpool Manager Klopp celebrated his thousandth game as a trainer, having coached Borussia Dortmund (2008-2015) and 1.FSV Mainz 05 (2001-2008) before joining ‘The Reds’ in October 2015, and subsequently winning the national title and Champions League with them. Meanwhile, the Premier League game between Southampton and Aston Villa was interrupted due to a drone flying overhead, only to be resumed after ten minutes with Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins eventually deciding the final score of 1-0. Lastly, Brighton, featuring Dutchmen Jan Paul van Hecke and Joël Veltman, tied Leicester City 2-2 on Saturday.