THE NOTEBOOK: Liverpool proprietor not often seems, Mauricio Pochettino switches to the away dugout and Argentine aces flourish

Chelsea and Liverpool drew 1-1 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon as each side started their 2023-24 Premier League season.

The guests took the lead inside 18 minutes, as Luis Diaz transformed a elegant cross from Mohamed Salah to faucet into Liverpool’s first.

The Egyptian virtually doubled the lead quickly after, going one-on-one with new Chelsea keeper Robert Sanchez to place the ball into the again of the online, however the Liverpool striker was offside within the build-up.

Axel Disasi would pull one again for the blues within the thirty seventh minute, profiting from a header into the penalty space to hit the ball previous Alisson who got here out to fulfill him. Ben Chilwell appeared to make it 2-1 for the house staff two minutes later, however his purpose was additionally checked by the VAR for offside.

Mail Sport’s LEWIS STEELE was at Stamford Bridge and brings you some issues you could have missed.

The Argentinian World Cup winners present their class

Only two objectives ultimately, however this recreation was as open as nearly everybody predicted within the first half, with neither staff trying overly assured defensively – however the two standout gamers have been each Argentina’s World Cup profitable midfielders.

Alexis Mac Allister put in an admirable efficiency within the coronary heart of Liverpool’s midfield, enjoying a deft cross to ship Mo Salah operating in the direction of their purpose, whereas the previous Brighton man was stored out of possession within the quantity 6 function.

In the blue nook, compatriot Enzo Fernandez was man of the match and the present in midfield.

But it was minutely apparent that each groups have been clamoring for an absolute keeper to anchor their midfield. Has anybody remembered that Moises boy from Brighton?

Liverpool house owners not often seem in London

Speaking of Caicedo, Liverpool proprietor John Henry flew in for a uncommon look at a Liverpool match – with followers hoping the American was induced to step up and signal a No. 6 after witnessing of usually overrunning the Reds midfield.

Other followers joked that Henry and his co-star Todd Boehly ought to have a battle – with the winner signing Caicedo. Sadly, the Ecuadorian is trying set for Stamford Bridge, though Chelsea have failed to satisfy their need to finish the signing in time for him to be right here for the sport.

Poch’s dugout renovations

Mauricio Pochettino has taken a leaf out of his idol Marcelo Bielsa’s guide by making some miniscule adjustments at Chelsea this summer season, considered one of which is swapping the dugouts.

Pochettino stated he would really feel at residence in what was the hole – which he patrolled with Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur – as he swapped them believing the brand new residence house is larger, giving him extra room to maneuver up and down.

However, it didn’t cease him from charging onto the touchline to argue with the assistant referee.

The seventh consecutive stalemate

Seven consecutive clashes between Chelsea and Liverpool at the moment are stage after 90 minutes, ending a run of 4 goalless video games in a row.

However, Liverpool received two on penalties, within the 2022 FA Cup and Carabao Cup finals.

This was the primary time in Mo Salah’s Premier League profession that he performed within the opening weekend and failed to attain.