22 Sep 2016
LG PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: KLOPP BECOMES FIRST MANAGER IN 19 YEARS TO WIN FIRST TWO GAMES AWAY AT STAMFORD BRIDGE
The League Managers Association’s
five-man panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson,
Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry, has determined that the LG Performance
of the Week Award should go to Liverpool following their 2-1 victory against Chelsea
in the Premier League on Friday 16th September 2016.
The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,000 competitive matches in professional football.
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp will receive a celebratory bottle of champagne, courtesy of Tanners Wines, and a LG Performance of the Week trophy in a presentation to commemorate the award, as Klopp became the first opposing manager to win his first two away fixtures at Stamford Bridge since Arsène Wenger achieved the feat 19 years ago.
Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson struck first-half goals as Liverpool secured an excellent 2-1 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Friday night.
Having stylishly beaten reigning champions Leicester City at Anfield six days ago, the Reds followed up with an another enterprising display to claim a third Premier League win of the season.
Lovren opened the scoring from Philippe Coutinho’s assist and Henderson increased the advantage with a sensational curler into the roof of the net from 25 yards.
The Blues responded strongly in the second half and halved the deficit through Diego Costa, but Jürgen Klopp’s team were not to be denied and they repeated their triumph on this ground last term.
Match report courtesy of Liverpool FC: http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/236102-match-report-reds-claim-the-points-at-stamford-bridge-again