Chelsea will take on Liverpool in a significant Premier League clash at Anfield this weekend. Ex-Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has provided an insight to the game.
Maurizio Sarri’s side will turn up against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday in a bid to strengthen their top-4 claim and derail Liverpool’s Premier League campaign.
Liverpool are currently at the top of the table, albeit with a game ahead of Manchester City. However, Jurgen Klopp’s side can’t afford to drop points at this stage in the league. Man City have been relentless in the past few games, and with Guardiola’s side holding a game’s advantage, Liverpool needs to be at their best.
However, the horror of the past may haunt Liverpool as they enter Anfield on Sunday.
At a similar stage of the season in 2014, Liverpool, who were on course for their first-ever Premier League title, suffered a stunning 2-0 defeat to Chelsea, thanks to a Jose Mourinho masterclass.
Mark Schwarzer, who was the goalkeeper in the game, has now provided an insight into how the side defeated Chelsea, and how the current side can learn from the 2014 game.
Ex-Chelsea goalkeeper reveals how Chelsea can defeat Liverpool:
The ex-Blues goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer made many significant saves throughout the game, as he denied Liverpool a win.
Schwarzer revealed that the side was confident going into the game because the players trusted Mourinho.
“We were very confident in the tactics Jose Mourinho wanted us to employ,” Schwarzer said. The former goalkeeper also drew comparisons to the situations between 2014 and now, stating that the best way to beat Liverpool is to slow down the game.
“A lot of people weren’t happy with the time-wasting that went on, but coming up against Liverpool, especially the way they were playing that season, the best way to knock them off their game was to slow it down.
“”We knew they wouldn’t change the way they played, so if we contained them, and we got a goal-scoring chance, we’d take it.
“There are so many similarities to 2014 going into this game – this fixture has history and is very different to others.”
How Twitter reacted..
Ahead of Liverpool v Chelsea this weekend, Mark Schwarzer has been remembering Jose Mourinho’s time-wasting tactics in the infamous ‘Gerrard slip’ game in 2014… #CFC #LFC #LIVCHE pic.twitter.com/SAqALcsBWa
— 888sport (@888sport) April 12, 2019
First prem game I ever worked on with @DanielGarb!
From the party atmosphere outside Anfield prematch; to Scousers screaming abuse at @schwarzer_mark; and Mourinho coughing on journos … what an introduction!
Sorry for the bad memories Garby! 😂 https://t.co/NmZ2oTwNtc
— Richard McBurnie (@mcdick84) April 12, 2019
The inside story of one of the most outlandish and momentous PL games ever – Liverpool v Chelsea 2014.
– Mourinho’s speech and how he practiced time-wasting routines
– the debate about Liverpool’s approachhttps://t.co/SYIfxF1dAX
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) April 12, 2019
Both the sides meet in the Premier League on Sunday. (IST 9 PM)