Egypt international, Mohamed Salah was the centre of attention as his side, Liverpool played host to his former team Chelsea and he was able to prove to Chelsea they shouldn’t have let him go.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said he was “angry” that his side were unable to make a substitution before Willian equalised to earn Chelsea a 1-1 draw at Anfield.
Klopp was trying to bring on Adam Lallana when Willian, who scored twice in a 4-0 win at Qarabag in the Champions League on Wednesday, struck in the 85th minute as what appeared to be a cross looped over Simon Mignolet and into the far corner.
“I was angry because we wanted to change the system but the referee didn’t give us the opportunity,” the German told BT Sport.
“I don’t know what he thought in this moment, he told me something about taking too long, I don’t understand it.
“How can we take too long? We didn’t want to time waste, we wanted to change the system and that’s why I was angry.”
The goal denied Mohamed Salah a dream outcome against his former club after the Liverpool winger had opened the scoring just after the hour with a close-range finish.
That was Salah’s 10th goal in just 13 Premier League games this season in what has been a superb start to the Egyptian’s Liverpool career.
Salah could even have won it for Liverpool in the final minute but his powerful drive was saved by Thibaut Courtois.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their past seven visits to Anfield, a run stretching back to 2013.