Adrian Houghton for Outside90:
62% possession against Chelsea is nothing to be chuckled at, despite Jose Mourinho’s typically negative tactics away from home against a big team. The Reds never allowed Chelsea to find their feet throughout the 90 minutes, always in their face, making wholehearted challenges and desperately trying to win the ball back at will. It was a blueprint on how to beat Chelsea; energy, tenacity, aggression and intricate passing.
On the other hand, it was an indication that Liverpool are on a steady path to becoming a formidable outfit. The success and longevity of a team is built through a blend of youth and experience, and in Liverpool’s ranks they certainly have a great degree of promising youngsters to compliment seasoned veterans.