Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea: Reds frustrated as resilient Chelsea hold them to a draw

Liverpool were made to be satisfied with a draw from the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final at Anfield, with a defensive-minded Chelsea side keeping the tie in the balance, reports BBC Sport.

Against the run of play, Chelsea took the lead on Tuesday night. Liverpool defender Emre Can was adjudged to have given away a penalty for a foul on Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, and the dangerous Belgian made no mistake with the spot-kick.

Liverpool pushed for an equaliser, but were met with a resilient Chelsea team looking to make life difficult for their attackers to find space. The two sides went into the break level, but in the second-half, an equaliser appeared on the horizon, with Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois making a host of saves to keep Liverpool out.

Raheem Sterling picked up the ball in Chelsea’s half, providing a neat turn and dribble through the middle of the park, before finishing low past Courtois to take a 1-1 draw to Stamford Bridge in a week’s time.

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