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Sarri cool after Reds loss

15th April 2019, 00:59 by Michael Holland

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was happy with the way his side played against Liverpool and felt they did not deserve a 2-0 defeat.

Second-half goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah secured a 2-0 win at Anfield that took the Reds back to the top of the Premier League, and dented Chelsea's top-four hopes in the process.

Chelsea hit the woodwork through Eden Hazard in the second half and also forced some good saves out of Reds goalkeeper Allison Becker. Sarri felt the visitors were unlucky not to get something out of the game and was happy with the way his side stayed in the game rather than rolling over like they have in the past.

"Liverpool are one of the best teams in Europe at this moment," Sarri said after the game. "They played very well for 90 minutes but I think we stayed in the match very well.

"We were a little bit unlucky for the timing of the second goal, and then a little bit unlucky because in three minutes we had three goal opportunities - two with Hazard and one with (Gonzalo) Higuain. We hit the post number 35 of our season.

"But I am really happy with the performance because we stayed in the match. Two or three months ago we would not have done."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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