Five things learned about Liverpool in draw against Chelsea

Liverpool struck late to salvage a point in their final home game of the season against Chelsea.

Christian Benteke's 10th goal of the season was enough to salvage a 1-1 draw for Liverpool against Chelsea.

The home side made a fast start to the game but failed to capitalise as the visitors grew into the game, with a wonderful solo goal from Eden Hazard giving Chelsea the lead. 

Liverpool huffed and puffed in the second half with Chelsea always looking threatening on the counter-attack, with Simon Mignolet called into action on several occasions. 

Asmir Begovic made a series of saves but his error - palming Sheyi Ojo's cross into the path of Benteke - allowed the Belgian to nod home from close range to ensure Liverpool's unbeaten home record since January continues. 

Here are five things we may have learned from last night's game: 

Team on show against Chelsea likely to be one for Europa League final 

It was exactly the same line-up as against Villarreal, who managed to secure the Reds' progression to next week's final. One would expect Jurgen Klopp to make several changes to the line-up for the final day of the season against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns. There were some below par performances in there, but Liverpool will be thankful to get them out of their system this week, rather than next.

At times they are going to have to be more patient

With Chelsea sitting in, Liverpool came up against a familiar nemesis in a side that didn't want to play a quick game, that had something to hold on to and protect. For much of the second half, Liverpool were playing some frantic football, when in reality they still had plenty of time to get themselves back on level terms. It seemed as though at times the side were getting a little frustrated when they weren't getting the results for some of the openings they were creating, when all they need to do is keep hold of the ball and keep probing. There was some intelligent play in among all that, that led to opportunities, but it seemed as if on occasions some individuals were beating themselves up when things weren't entirely going their way.

Resolve shown once again

It's not the first time Liverpool have struck late to alter the result of a game. West Bromwich Albion, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Norwich City are among those who have been on the end of a late goal that has turned a defeat into a draw, or a draw into a victory for the Reds.

While there is still work to do, it's hard to question the side's resolve in that they keep going right into the closing stages of the game and keep plugging away. With some of the frustration visible on the field, they could have easily wilted, but they got their break and took full advantage.

Christian Benteke finding the net means he could still be a factor in Basel

He came off the bench and got a goal against Swansea City from a cross, and the same happened against Chelsea. The chances are that he will be on the bench for the Europa League final against Sevilla if he comes through Sunday's game with West Bromwich Albion unscathed - where he is likely to start.

But having that extra option available to Jurgen Klopp if things are getting a little too close for comfort or tight against Sevilla will be welcome, especially as Benteke has found a little bit of form by getting into double figures for the season.

Sheyi Ojo has an impact again

Those that like to get excited about the winger who is getting first team opportunities have further cause to in a good cameo performance that saw him nearly find the net with his first touch, and whose cross which Liverpool ultimately equalised from. Some may be waiting for him to have a good 90 minute performance, but it's another telling contribution, and this time at an important moment in the game.  

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