Jamie Carragher has singled out Andreas Christensen for praise following Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Liverpool.
The win moves Thomas Tuchel ‘s side into the top four and extends their unbeaten run under the German tactician to 10 games across all competitions.
Mason Mount scored the only goal of the game on Merseyside and it was no more than what the Blues deserved after a rather dominant first-half where Timo Werner had an effort ruled out after a VAR check.
And while the Englishman has come in for praise for his performance, it was one of his teammates that has been named the best player on the pitch.
In addition, it’s not Werner either.
Rather it’s Christensen whose excellent form in the absence of Thiago Silva continued with another outstanding display – this time at Anfield up against the likes of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, and Roberto Firmino.
“It wasn’t so much the defending, really, it was more Christensen, I felt he was taking the ball, they were playing out from the back and being really brave against one of the best pressing teams we know,” Carragher said.
“I thought he was really brave in taking that responsibility and also, every time Liverpool attacked and put a cross in, I felt he got his head on the end of it.
“There was a couple of times he was in a race with Mane and came out on top, so that just pushed me towards Christensen (man of the match).”
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Speaking after the win over Liverpool, Tuchel also heaped praise on Christensen.
“Andreas stepped in in the middle of the first half against Tottenham, which was a really tough thing to do, and from the first minute, he’s been absolutely impressive,” Tuchel said in his post-match press conference.
“He’s brave, strong in individual challenges, brave and intelligent in the build-up, and plays with a lot of confidence. I am absolutely happy with his performances and how he’s stepped up. He’s been a big part of our performances.”