Liverpool succumbed to a lacklustre 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea put up a tough defensive fight to claim 3 points.
A first-half goal from Olivier Giroud was more than enough to put the Blues in the driver’s seat and from there on, Antonio Conte’s men defended like nobody’s business.
The Reds did get close to scoring a couple of times but unfortunately, we could not come out with anything substantial.
Despite showing initial promise, Liverpool’s influence waned and Chelsea scored at the right time and then focused all their energy towards defending. It worked in their favour as the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino tried their best to score an equaliser but to no avail.
It was a poor show from our lads but an alleged dive from Mohamed Salah took things from bad to worse. The Egyptian marvel has been a solid player for us since day one but dive certainly did not win him any favours.
Our fellow supporters on Twitter appeared to be divided about the incident and here are some of the best reactions:
No Mo No… Don't dive Salah… We respect you for your football skills on field and your humbleness off the field as well. Something similar to Messi. Pls don't dive. You're not a diving breed. #CHELIV #YNWA
— Raj (@Raj_si6) May 6, 2018
Salah dive was stupid, mane should’ve had a free kick before hand too however
— Aran (@AzzaLFC001) May 6, 2018
What's happening to Salah? Dive after dive smh… Barca auditions
— P.A.P.A J.A.Y (@Jason_Malaza) May 6, 2018
Mo Salah is a good human being. So good that he can't even dive properly that it really is not his thing. #CHELIV
— ★★★★★☆ (@KL0PPHEAD) May 6, 2018
No need to dive salah come on man
— ✗DoubleG✗ (@BSC_Priince) May 6, 2018
Lost respect for Salah with that dive.
— George Crane (@ItsGeorgeCrane) May 6, 2018
Is that the first dive weve seen salah do in a liverpool shirt?
— LFCstuff (@Kopstuff_LFC) May 6, 2018
Genuinely asking here, did Salah dive? Only saw one angle and looked a foul #lfc
— The Toad (@thetoadLFC) May 6, 2018
All the best players in the world dive. Who cares. #Salah
— Joga 🉐 (@TakeaBowPires) May 6, 2018
Silly from Salah, no need to dive
— Riggers (@UniqueRiggers) May 6, 2018
Disgraceful dive by Salah. He needs to get his shit together asap. So should the entire squad
— rohan naik (@rohannaik_lfc) May 6, 2018