Sarri insists Eden Hazard can become best player in the world

Shaqiri made his first start of the season against Southampton on Saturday in the Premier League before playing the entirety of the Reds' 2-1 loss against Chelsea in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.

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However, Hazard insisted he is more concerned with trying to win silverware, than achieve any specific goal tally.

Liverpool could have stopped Eden Hazard's superb solo goal at Anfield, according to Jurgen Klopp, who backed his players to keep the in-form Chelsea man quiet when they meet again at Stamford Bridge. Eden Hazard is a special player, obviously, and he enjoys these one-on-one situations or one versus two or three situations, he enjoys it.

"You can see it on the field - we've got new players, people who love possession of the ball", he said.

"I know exactly how good he is", said Klopp.

Over at Chelsea, Sarri has taken to life in England well with Sunday's goalless draw at West Ham the first time the Blues have dropped points this term.

"Then we go to Naples which is a tough place to go and then Man City coming".

Sarri played down the significance of that result in relation to the league, where he believes Liverpool are now "ready" to win the title for the first time in the Premier League era.

The game is a big test for the Reds who are looking to maintain their ideal start to their Premier League season. Yes, immediately after a defeat the mood is not good but then you have two days in this case to find [your way] back on track.

"With Virgil we have to wait", Klopp said at a news conference on Friday.

In-between they travel to face Napoli in the Champions League.

In a chaotic summer off the field for Chelsea, their best move in the transfer market was ensuring Hazard did not follow Belgium team-mate Thibaut Courtois in heading to Real Madrid, despite suggesting after the World Cup such a move appealed to him.

While Chelsea struggled in Conte's second season, they also boast much more title winning experience than Liverpool with numerous same squad having won the Premier League in 2014/15 and 2016/17.

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