Jamie Carragher has revealed Frank Lampard’s major problem with Kai Havertz.
A relatively lifeless affair sprung into action towards the end of the first half when the Senegal striker got the other side of the Blues defender.
Christensen clumsily rugby-tackled Mane to the ground but was initially given a yellow card only for VAR to intervene and give a red.
It saw Havertz, who played up front, subbed off during the break for centre-back Fikayo Tomori.
It did not help, though, with Mane grabbing a quick double after the whistle to give Liverpool a 2-0 win.
But worryingly Havertz had an anonymous display and Carragher believes Lampard is struggling to find a position in the team.
“I think of the problem Frank’s got is that he’s new to the job and he’s made all these changes,” he said on Sky Sports.
“It’s difficult to manage change. When you think of the great managers, Klopp hasn’t really managed to do that in some ways at Liverpool.
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“Maybe in the next year to 18 months, the team will evolve and the second team of Klopp will come. I’m not even sure Pep Guardiola has had that really in his management career.
“I looked at Chelsea last season as being a 4-3-3 team, and now and again Frank threw a three at the back in tactically in big games. He beat Jose Mourinho twice and he beat Guardiola here.
“He went to 4-2-3-1 at Brighton with Havertz on the right. Today, he played him in a false nine.
“He’s obviously a quality player, there’s no doubt about that. But I’m already thinking, ‘where does Havertz play?’ even after just two games.
“He will play as Frank has paid big money for him, but where does he fit into a 4-3-3?
“He almost looks like a No 10 and we don’t see that much in football nowadays.
“He’s either going to have to be part of the front three in a wide position or he’s going to have to be part of a midfield three and be the attacking player from the midfield.
“Certainly where he played today, I don’t think that suited Chelsea.
“It may have suited him having played for Leverkusen in the false nine, but it will be a challenge working out where Chelsea are going to play all these players.”