Chelsea beats Liverpool on Hazard's stunner

Chelsea beats Liverpool on Hazard's stunner

Chelsea assistant Gianfranco Zola reiterated after the match that he believes Hazard can get even better under the guidance of Maurizio Sarri this season, and Fabregas added that experience has enabled the Belgian superstar to reach new levels of efficiency and threat.

Daniel Sturridge looked set to haunt his former employers by opening the scoring for Liverpool shortly after he had missed an open goal early in the second-half.

An entertaining game saw chances at both ends, and with the Kop in full voice, the Anfield atmosphere was fantastic.

"It's a disappointment, but we don't have much time to reflect on it and have to go forward".

"They played well and could have won". That contributed to a slow start at Chelsea and cost Barkley his England place ahead of the World Cup but the 24-year-old is confident that, with more game time under Sarri, his global prospects will improve along with his form.

In a week where managers falling out with players seems to be quite the trend, Jurgen Klopp got in on the act last night berating Xherdan Shaqiri at the final whistle.

When you consider that the likes of Jon Flanagan, Ragnar Klavan and Marko Grujic - all now either sold or loaned out - played in the Carabao Cup third round defeat at Leicester last season, it is not easy to see that Liverpool have made progress.

"On Saturday we have a big game against them and we will improve, definitely". But the German rested his preferred back four for the League Cup clash and will expect Virgil Van Dijk and do a much better job on Saturday. "What I said was about the free-kick, nothing else".

"First and foremost, it was nice to be on the pitch again tonight", Mignolet told reporters.

"I keep trying to work hard in training, like I always do, and help the team when needed". He is certainly passionate as a manager and his players respect him whereas we are not sure the same can be said of Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho over in Manchester. "That's the most important thing".

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