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Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson celebrates after scoring the winner against Chelsea, Sep.16, 2016Reuters

Liverpool showed plenty of that slickness going forward again, and thanks to a cracker from their skipper Jordan Henderson they picked up another impressive victory in the Premier League, this time over a well beaten Chelsea.

The Reds have been one of the best teams this season when it has come to scoring goals, and while some of those goals have been outstanding ones, beating Henderson's winner at StamfordBridge on Friday will not be easy.

After Dejan Lovren had put Liverpool into the lead, getting on the end of a cross from the left to volley the ball home, in the 17th minute, Henderson took charge of the "what a goal" proceedings, taking control from 30 yards before thumping/curling a wonder strike into the top corner.

That goal on 36 minutes ensured Jurgen Klopp would have the easier halftime talk, and while Antonio Conte inspired Diego Costa to continue his goal glut again with a strike just past the hour, Liverpool were always the better team, the side in control and the club that deserved the three points.

"Our build-up was brilliant in the first half," Klopp said. "Everybody could see what Chelsea wanted to do – they wanted to win the ball. But I was really happy with the style of play and the confidence.

"Then it was absolutely the wrong moment in the wrong situation where we conceded a goal. We wanted to avoid situations like this, getting a counterattack when you are 2-0 in the lead. We did it, unfortunately. It didn't look too good.

"They scored a goal but we were back and really awake then again, and defended really well-organised."

After three wins on the bounce to open his Chelsea career, Antonio Conte, who gave David Luiz his first game after re-signing with the club, has seen his team pick up just one point in the last two matches, and the Italian will know he has a big job at hand to get the Blues rolling smoothly along again.

"In the first half, I must be honest, I think we gave away two (poor) goals," Conte said. "The first goal came after a freekick, which they took very quickly and the second after a throw-in. From long distance it was a great goal but when you give away two goals in that way it's very difficult.

"These are tough games and I think you must pay attention in every moment, every single minute of the game, because that makes the difference. In this case we paid because after the first half we were losing 2-0 and then it's very difficult.

"In the second half we scored the goal and then missed a chance to draw level through Costa. We had some chances to draw but it was too late."

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