Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea: Jurgen Klopp’s 1,000th game ends level as struggling sides play out draw

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Liverpool and Chelsea remain well off the top-four pace in the Premier League after drawing 0-0 in Saturday’s contest at Anfield.

Struggling Premier League heavyweights Liverpool and Chelsea played out a goalless draw at Anfield in Jurgen Klopp’s 1,000th game in management.

The clubs are level on points in the middle of the table and Saturday’s 0-0 result does not give either side any hope of fighting for the top four.

Kai Havertz thought he had put Chelsea ahead inside three minutes but VAR ruled it out for narrowly offside, while Benoit Badiashile missed a good chance.

New signing Mykhailo Mudryk made his debut in the second half and Chelsea also came close, but there was no breakthrough at either end.

Havertz turned the ball in from close range after Thiago Silva’s shot against the post and it went into his path, but his left foot was found to be offside.

Liverpool, who handed Stefan Bajcetic a full league debut, survived another scare when Badiashile headed too close to Alisson from a few yards out.

The visitors turned to Mudryk on the hour mark after Cody Gakpo sent a string of efforts wide of the Liverpool target and the big-money signing made a quick impact.

Smooth footwork allowed him to shoot, albeit into the side-netting, and an even bigger chance fell his way when he failed to clear a pass to the back post.

Shots on goal were hard to come by, however, as substitute Trent Alexander-Arnold also blazed late on as the sides could not be separated over 90 minutes in the fifth successive meeting.

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