Chelsea manager Frank Lampard was in awe of the quality shown by one of his midfielders during the Super Cup clash with Liverpool.
Blues midfielder N’Golo Kante produced a man-of-the-match performance but that was not enough to hand Chelsea the Super Cup title.
Liverpool beat Kante and Chelsea to the title after their penalty shootout victory.
After the game, Frank Lampard described French World Cup winner Kante as a machine on the football field as he was overly impressed with his performance against Liverpool.
The UEFA Super Cup is the meeting between the winners of the Europa League and the winners of the Champions League.
Kante and Chelsea won the Europa League title at the end of May on the back of the 4-1 win over London rivals Arsenal, while Liverpool emerged as the Champions League holders at the start of June.
Olivier Giroud gave Chelsea the lead in the first half before Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane equalized for his team at the start of the second half.
The two teams played out a one-all draw at the end of regulation time.
Mane hit his second goal of the game to edge Liverpool 2-1 ahead before Jorginho forced penalties by getting the equalizer for Chelsea from the penalty spot.
Liverpool beat rivals Chelsea 5-4 on penalties.