Thomas Tuchel’s side sealed a 1-0 win at Anfield thanks to Mount’s excellent individual goal in the first half.
Mount has quickly become a key part of Tuchel’s Chelsea set up since the German replaced Frank Lampard as manager at the end of January.
And the England international delivered another impressive display against the Premier League champions.
Following the match, Rice, who is close friends with Mount following their time together in Chelsea’s academy, praised his fellow midfielder for his performance.
Rice wrote on Twitter: ‘I don’t want to hear no more negativity on Mason Mount’s name again.
‘Proving everyone wrong week in week out.’
Speaking after Chelsea’s win at Anfield, Mount told Sky Sports: ‘Where the season is at the moment it is very tight in the top four, we are in and around and we want to keep pushing.
‘We have been on a good run recently, we have been keeping clean sheets but not scoring enough. It was very good to score tonight.
‘Massive win. Every game now is a big win, we need to get as many three points as we can. We have the team to do it, we want to keep going.
‘I just try to give my best performance wise if I am starting or coming off the bench. I feel like everyone has been really together. I am obviously happy, I am happy to get a goal today. I want to score more.’