Beaten for the first time in the league season, the Reds lost again this Wednesday at Stamford Bridge (2-0).
The Liverpool Reds will not win the FA Cup this season. Largely in the lead in the Premier League and promised their first coronation since 1990, they were eliminated in the round of 16 this Wednesday by a beautiful Chelsea team (2-0), three days after their first defeat of the season in Watford (3-0) .
The men of Jürgen Klopp started the meeting, however, rather well, but Kepa, back as holder in place of Willy Caballero, was imperial before Sadio Mané (3rd). The start of the match was lively and situations succeeded on both sides until this superb stop by Adrian in front of Willian (12th).
But on the revival, the visitors lost the ball at 20 meters and the Spanish goalkeeper could not repel the new attempt by the Brazilian winger, who opened the scoring (13th). Affected, Liverpool was trying to start again but Kepa showed up in a big night to make a triple stop in front of Mané, Origi and finally Curtis Jones (20th).
Sadio Mané, the best player on his team on the lawn, called on Kepa one last time in the first act (31st), but the Blues’ advantage lasted until the break, despite Mateo Kovacic’s injury outing, followed by Willian until after the locker room returns.
A second period during which Chelsea would once again be more incisive than his opponent. If Mason Mount found the bar on a free kick (62nd), Ross Barkley offered himself a solo rush concluded with a very nice shot from the entrance to the area for the second goal of the evening (63rd).
Pedro, left alone behind the defense before stumbling on Adrian (67th), then Olivier Giroud who found the bar (74th), missed the opportunity to worsen the score but who cares, Chelsea joined the quarter-finals of the competition despite the entries of Roberto Firmino then Mohamed Salah at the end of the match.