Antonio Rudiger was caught on camera teasing Caoimhin Kelleher by undoing the Liverpool goalkeeper’s gloves.
During Chelsea's 2-2 draw with the Reds at Stamford Bridge, the German international was seen being a nuisance to the Reds’ stand-in goalkeeper, walking behind him before a corner was swung in by Marcos Alonso and ripping open the velcro that holds the gloves on the wrist.
The Irish shot-stopper made the referee aware and could be seen reattaching his gloves.
Sunday’s encounter marked one of the most thrilling games of the Premier League season so far.
The visitors looked to have the game won inside 30 minutes with goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah to put them 2-0 ahead.
But just before halftime, Mateo Kovacic pulled off any exquisite first-time volley from just outside the box. The ball kissed the post and went in to bring the Blues a goal back.
The goal electrified Stamford Bridge and moments later Christian Pulisic equalised after Chelsea broke through Liverpool’s right side.
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The second half saw no goals and the sides got a point apiece, a preferable result for league leaders Manchester City.
Chelsea now host Tottenham in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final but it’s not clear whether Romelu Lukaku will make the squad.
Thomas Tuchel decided to freeze the club’s £97.5million forward out the side after he provided Sky Italy an interview detailing his unhappiness at the current system and his desire to return to Inter Milan.
“He’s our player, he will stay our player, we will always protect our player,” Tuchel said after Chelsea’s draw with Liverpool.
“First we need to evaluate the situations, not listen to media or pressure, understand what he said and why he said it.
“Then we will take the decision if he is good to go for Wednesday. I cannot tell you right now because we need to talk and understand the situation more and on we go. Once the situation is clear he will stay our player and we protect our player.”
Man City are now ten points above Chelsea and 11 clear of Liverpool, but the Reds have a game in hand.
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