Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool

Charlie Adam, Liverpool FC

Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool

Liverpool defeated Chelsea 2-1 as Glen Johnson's 87th-minute winner gave Liverpool the win at Stamford Bridge along with another goal by Maxi Rodriguez.

Scotland international Charlie Adam had a hand in both goals.

'Hard work was the difference," said Adam.

'We had good shape. We knew it would be difficult as Chelsea are a good team, but we have good players ourselves and it was a good way to bounce back from a difficult result against Swansea two weeks ago.

'We have to come to places like this and win. We did well to bounce back from the goal we conceded.'

After the match, Blues manager, Andre Villas-Boas, answered questions regarding his future at Chelsea.

Villas-Boas stated that billionaire owner Abramovich would not have paid a world record £13million to hire him away from Porto this summer, and them fire him a few months later at the first sign of trouble.

Chelsea remain 12 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City.

'It's not a question of the owner having patience. We have set out to build something new at this club and the club is committed to taking what we're building to the future.

'The owner didn't pay 15million euros to get me out of Porto to pay me another fortune to get out.

'Our commitment is towards the club and what we are doing in the future. We have enough talent to compete in all competitions, and that's the perspective we take at the moment.'

'It's not impossible to turn it around,' Villas-Boas said.

'It's not the brightest of starts for Chelsea in the Premier League in the last 10 years, but the belief is there.

'It doesn't look good being 12 points behind the leaders, a strong leader, but the December fixtures give us hope if we're able to make the most of it.'

'There's no running away from responsibilities, there's no calling this a transitional period, we're not calling for time to work.

'Our responsibility is to win trophies. We're in four still, and we still have the possibility to win them.'

Villas-Boas' plan to play a higher defensive line has repeatedly proven costly this season but he continues to believe in the plan, insisting Chelsea do have the personnel to play it.

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