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Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet had a night of mixed fortunes

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet had a night of mixed fortunes

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet had a night of mixed fortunes

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp delivered on his promise of a performance for fans let down by a miserable week of results but Chelsea had the better night.

The Premier League leaders left Anfield with a point, which could have been three had Diego Costa not missed a penalty, but results elsewhere improved their evening and the way Antonio Conte celebrated at the final whistle suggested he was delighted.

Arsenal's defeat by Watford and Tottenham's two dropped points at Sunderland meant even a 1-1 draw against Liverpool still strengthened their position at the top.

TWEET OF THE MATCH

"What was Mignolet looking at when Luiz hit it? Ref blew the whistle, wasn't even ready..0-1. Against run of play. Let's keep going boys" - former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise offers his thoughts on the opening goal.

STAR MAN

N'Golo Kante. The defensive midfielder covers an awful lot of ground and with Liverpool dominating possession his work ethic proved invaluable.

DATA POINT

David Luiz's free-kick was his first Premier League goal for Chelsea since April 2013, a gap of 1,386 days.

IN WITH THE CROWD

Former Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt was drinking with fans in The Albert pub prior to kick-off.

PLAYER RATINGS

Liverpool

Simon Mignolet: 6

Nathaniel Clyne: 6

Joel Matip: 5

Dejan Lovren: 6

James Milner: 7

Jordan Henderson: 6

Emre Can: 6

Georginio Wijnaldum: 7

Adam Lallana: 7

Roberto Firmino: 6

Philippe Coutinho: 5

Substitutes

Divock Origi (on for Lallana, 90): 5

Sadio Mane (on for Coutinho, 75): 5

Chelsea

Thibaut Courtois: 6

Cesar Azpilicueta: 6

David Luiz: 6

Gary Cahill: 6

Victor Moses: 4

N'Golo Kante: 8

Nemanja Matic: 6

Marcos Alonso: 5

Willian: 6

Diego Costa: 7

Eden Hazard: 5

Substitutes

Cesc Fabregas (on for Willian, 83): 5

Pedro (on for Hazard, 72): 5

Michy Batshuayi (on for Costa, 90): 5

WHO'S UP NEXT?

Hull v Liverpool (Premier League, Saturday February 4)

Chelsea v Arsenal (Premier League, Saturday February 4)

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