The Blues added to Liverpool’s ever growing list of problems with a 1-0 win at Anfield on Thursday night.
Liverpool’s problems just keep piling up.
The Reds cantered to the Premier League title last year to end 30 years of hurt and were widely expected to do so again this season, albeit with a bit more of a challenge from Manchester City.
However, after 27 games, Jurgen Klopp’s men sit seventh in the table and both Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa behind them have games in hand to overhaul them and leave them clinging onto a top half position.
Liverpool’s latest disappointment came at the hands of Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea on Thursday night, with the Blues claiming a 1-0 win courtesy of Mason Mount’s first half strike.
It was Liverpool’s fifth straight defeat at Anfield, having previously put together an incredible run of 68 games without defeat at their home ground.
And Manchester United legend Roy Keane’s controversial comments that Liverpool have been “bad champions” is proving to be well-founded.
Keane, as a former Red Devil, would not have struggled to call out Liverpool for their poor season, and despite the fact he is often controversial for controversial sake, his comments after Liverpool’s defeat to City in February have foundation.
He said: “We spoke about them making a lot of excuses, to me they’ve been bad champions.
“I can’t figure this group out. There’s a way to get beaten, I think they’ve all believed the hype over the last year or two. We spoke about there being some sort of drop off but they’re playing for a big team in Liverpool, they’ve all got a bit carried away.
When you win a league title your next challenge was always ‘can we do it again’ I never got the impression from this group when they were asked about the next step, I never hear from any of them ‘we want to do it again’ that’s the key!
“When you win a league title your next challenge was always ‘can we do it again’ I never got the impression from this group when they were asked about the next step, I never hear from any of them ‘we want to do it again’ that’s the key!
“I think they’ve been bad champions. People keep telling me Liverpool are a huge club, if you’re a huge club you have to deal with setbacks.”
Klopp and Liverpool are nowhere near the Premier League title this season with the top four and Champions League qualification their main aim.