Liverpool beat Chelsea in an eight-goal thriller on Wednesday, 5-3, but the second half was all about young American Christian Pulisic. Starting on the bench for the second straight game, he came in as a second-half substitute with his team down 4-1 and nearly helped the Blues pull off an improbable comeback. Pulisic came on in the 59th minute, and 13 minutes later he had already grabbed an assist and a goal. Two minutes after he came on, he destroyed Liverpool's defense to assist Tammy Abraham. Then 12 minutes after that, he scored a lovely goal where he controlled the ball with brilliance, faked out Trent Alexander-Arnold and rocketed a shot past Alisson.
Take a look at his awesome assist as he gets by Joe Gomez with some crazy speed and plays the perfect low ball to the back post:
Here is the goal which saw him brilliantly push a bit wide to receive the ball, but the control, turn and strike are just out of this world:
Absolutely fantastic play from the USMNT star.
Now, what would have happened if he would have started? Nobody knows, but what we all know now is he his playing at such a high level where he deserves to start most, if not all games, moving forward. That 13-minute span in the second half was arguably his best in a Chelsea shirt, and with his goal he reached double digits on the season.