Jamie Carragher lauded the speed that Mason Mount demonstrated during Liverpool’s 1-0 loss to Chelsea last night, speaking on Sky Sports.

Mount showed swiftness in mind and body when he cleverly curled his shot past a sprawling Alisson to put the Blues on their way to victory.

Carragher will have been watching the performance of his beloved Reds through gritted teeth and closed eyes.

But he still spared a moment to praise Chelsea’s midfield maestro.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 04: Mason Mount of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on March 04, 2021 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Chelsea Football Club/Getty Images)

“He’s quicker than you think”, admitted Carragher during his in-play commentary.

“So often he’s made that run in this game. In between right-back and right centre-back.

“You see him there between Trent (Alexander-Arnold) and Fabinho. The centre-back decides to come out but you think he’s (Mount) always got the edge on him.

“As he comes inside you think ‘can he finish?’ He finds that far corner and doesn’t even look up. He knows he’s got the edge on Fabinho.

“He’s a fantastic young player. Not just a fantastic young player, a fantastic player.”

It was a pretty text-book execution from Mount but one Liverpool will have felt they could’ve combated much better.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 04: Mason Mount of Chelsea scores his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on March 04, 2021 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Phil Noble – Pool/Getty Images)

Chelsea’s no.19 had acres of space to control N’Golo Kante’s long pass and wasn’t closed down quick enough by either Fabinho or Alexander-Arnold to prevent his shot.

This was to Liverpool’s peril. Mount located the far corner and wheeled away in celebration.

That victory for the Blues moved them back into the top four and stretched their unbeaten run in all competitions to 11.

Ten of those have come under the stewardship of Tuchel, who’s transformed the team terrifically in his short tenure.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 04: Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea celebrates following his team’s victory in the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on March 04, 2021 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Chelsea Football Club/Getty Images)

On the opposite end of this spectrum is Jurgen Klopp’s side.

They suffered a fifth straight home loss for the first time in their history as they crumbled down into seventh place.

All is sweet at Stamford Bridge. All is sour on Merseyside.

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