Trips to Chelsea have not been too kind to Liverpool over the last 25 years. The Reds were actually even less successful in west London in the pre-Roman Abramovich years, and it took over a decade for them to win there in the Premier League. Here is a look back at the five times Liverpool have left Stamford Bridge with three Premier League points added to their tally.
Chelsea 1-3 Liverpool (31st October 2015)
The most recent triumph at Chelsea was arguably Liverpool’s best, and it showed exactly why Jurgen Klopp was such a fantastic managerial appointment.
The Reds actually got off to a disastrous start, with Ramires powering a very early header past Simon Mignolet. It was all Liverpool from that point on, though.
Philippe Coutinho curled in a well-taken equaliser just before half-time, before getting his second of the game after the restart.
Christian Benteke put the game to bed late in the day, as the travelling Reds supporters celebrated wildly.
It was Liverpool’s first great performance against a top side under Klopp, and there have been plenty more in the 11 months since.
Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool (20th November 2011)
This dramatic clash in late 2011 had a perfect ending for Liverpool, with an unlikely hero coming back to haunt his old club.
Cult hero Maxi Rodriguez gave Kenny Dalgish’s side a 33rd-minute lead, with the classy Argentine finishing off a clever move involving Craig Bellamy and Luis Suarez.
It is easy to forget who Chelsea’s equaliser was scored by in the second-half, with Daniel Sturbridge firing past Pepe Reina from close-range, after Florent Malouda mishit his shot.
With the game seemingly heading for a 1-1 draw, Glen Johnson produced a powerful run and finish in the dying minutes to silence his former team and earn Liverpool three invaluable points.
Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool (6th February 2011)
This showdown back in February 2011 was all about Fernando Torres, who was making his Chelsea debut after a controversial £50million move from Liverpool just a week earlier.
It was the visitors who had the last laugh, though, as Dalglish’s reinvigorated Reds nicked a 1-0 victory.
Torres had a chance to score in the first-half, but was brilliantly thwarted by Jamie Carragher, and the game’s defining moment came after 69 minutes.
Steven Gerrard’s cross found Raul Meireles in space inside the penalty area, and after some rather ponderous Chelsea defending, the Portuguese midfielder tucked the ball away in front of the delirious Liverpool supporters.
They saw the rest of the game out with relative ease, although Johnson’s challenge on Branislav Ivanovic could have given away a late penalty.
Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool (26th October 2008)
Staggeringly, Chelsea had gone 86 home league matches unbeaten when Rafa Benitez’s Reds came to town in the 2008/09 season.
Liverpool produced a magnificent team performance, however, and ended the Blues’ record in memorable fashion.
Xabi Alonso’s deflected effort gave Liverpool an early lead, and although the scoreline nervously remained that way until the final whistle, the win was never in doubt.
Alonso could easily have had a second after the break, with his free-kick hitting post, and the hosts offered very little against a perfectly-drilled Reds outfit.
Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool (7th January 2004)
Incredibly, this was Liverpool’s first win at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League – 12 years after its inception.
It wasn’t the most eye-catching game for the neutral, but for Gerard Houllier’s men, it was a huge mental barrier overcome.
The game’s only goal came from Reds flop Bruno Cheyrou, with the Frenchman finishing clinically after great work from Emile Heskey down the right.
Despite a late rally from Claudio Ranieri’s Blues – El Hadji Diouf was sent-off and Jerzy Dudek had to be replaced by unknown goalkeeper Patrice Luzi – Liverpool simply didn’t allow themselves to fail at Stamford Bridge once again.
Written by @HenryJackson87