11 May 2015

Liverpool's Europe hopes dashed after Chelsea draw

6:18 am on 11 May 2015

Chelsea have effectively ended Liverpool's hopes of qualifying for the European Champions League by holding them to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.

English footballer Steven Gerrard.

English footballer Steven Gerrard. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Liverpool welcomed Chelsea with a guard of honour and the champions obliged with a goal from a John Terry header after only five minutes.

Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard equalised just before halftime but Brendan Rodgers's side failed to impose themselves in the second half.

With two games to play fifth-placed Liverpool have after six points behind Manchester United who occupy the final Champions League spot and have a far better goal difference.

Queens Park Rangers have been relegated from the Premier League after a 6-nil loss at Manchester City.

Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick to consolidate second place for the Blues.