Chelsea manager Frank Lampard stands in favor of keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga after the player committed a big error to Liverpool in their 2-0 defeat.
Sadio Mane's two goals won Liverpool the win in what could be a big game in the title chase.
With a well-taken header in the box, Mane opened the scoring in the 50th minute. A well-worked pass from Reds players Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino preceded the score.
Following a mistake from Arrizabalaga, the Senegalese then scored his second of the season.
Arrizabalaga had the ball next to his target and Mane was quickly shut down. His pass was intercepted by the forward and the ball was peacefully deposited in the back of the net.
Speaking to Sky Sports (via BBC) after the game, Lampard said: "We displayed moments of counter-attack in the first half, when we were risky. My team chat on the ball was more optimistic than the red card is altering the whole team chat.
"I 'm better now than after Brighton, in several respects. I saw the spirit and the ability to defend, and the midfield gave everything. "Players should take heart, that's how we step on with the League" We have a month or two of pre-season with fresh faces. I am very pleased with the way we defended. We have to have time. Our process starts here. Our objectives and expectations are higher, but I saw a lot of character and spirit.”
Talking about Arrizabalaga, he said: “My job as a manager is to try to give Kepa confidence. It was a clear mistake and Kepa accepted that.”
Chelsea’s next Premier League game is away against West Brom on Saturday 26th September. Before then they face Barnsley in the Carabao Cup at home.