Chelsea eliminated Liverpool from the FA Cup on Tuesday night.
The Blues got the better of the visitors in a chaotic clash at Stamford Bridge thanks to goals from Willian – assisted by an ugly Adrian error – and Ross Barkley, who finished after a superb solo run.
With the result, Jurgen Klopp’s side ahs now suffered three defeats in four games.
Liverpool lost 1-0 to Atletico Madrid in the first leg of a Champions League last-16 tie in February before being stunned 3-0 by Premier League strugglers Watford at the weekend.
While their lead in the league is still unassailable, the cracks are starting to show in Liverpool’s formerly pristine season, with the treble now beyond them.
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But Tuesday night was as much about Chelsea’s intrepid, at times irrational performance as it was about another confused Liverpool showing.
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