Chelsea defeated Liverpool 1-0 in their International Champions Cup clash in Los Angeles.
Gary Cahill got the only goal of the game in the 10th minute, heading in a Fabregas corner.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp gave starts to fellow recent arrivals Sadio Mane and Loris Karius in a match which was watched by more than 53,000 in California. However, there was no Mamadou Sakho in Liverpool’s line-up, with the defender sent home from the tour after repeatedly being late.The closest his team came to a goal was in the 35th minute, when Roberto Firmino’s effort was ruled out for offside.
The result meant a happier occasion for Antonio Conte inside the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, than when he was on the subs’ bench here for Italy’s World Cup final defeat in 1994, but it was not all good news for the Blues as Cesc Fabregas was sent off during the second half of his first pre-season outing.
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