Liverpool 1 Chelsea 2: Magical Hazard condemns Reds to first defeat

Liverpool 1 Chelsea 2: Magical Hazard condemns Reds to first defeat

Liverpool 1 Chelsea 2: Magical Hazard condemns Reds to first defeat

Hazard later accepted that his goal could be the best of his career.

Eden Hazard then came off from the bench to give Chelsea and its fans some delicious solo play before netting the victor in the 85th minute to knock Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup.

Liverpool led thanks to Daniel Sturridge's acrobatic effort, with Jurgen Klopp's men seeking to extend their victorious run at the start of 2018-19 to eight games despite resting Mohamed Salah.

However, Chelsea's Emerson Palmieri finished a rebound from Ross Barkley's header to give his equalizer in the 79th minute but not before a long VAR check for offside.

Chelsea host Liverpool in the late evening kick-off on Saturday.

"So I'd say it was between those two but you can't discount Chelsea".

The former Stoke player made only his second start in a Liverpool shirt, and was influential in the build-up to the Reds' goal. That one was nice. He keeps defenders on the back foot and sometimes you see him attracting two or three players and that creates space for others, like myself, our other wingers and the strikers.

He is happy getting two assists and the team winning.

"If he could have played in Mo on a one-on-one situation in the last minute of the game it would have been not too bad". Not many teams in the world can buy Eden Hazard. "When I received the ball I just looked for one, I see on my own so I just tried to do what I can do and I did well so we can go through". "In the end, that's the most important thing". "We won so in the league we will change some players, they will change some players but we want to win again".

"There is not much time to pick ourselves up, but I don't think you can prepare for it any better than facing the opponent three days before".

Sarri and Jürgen Klopp will field different teams in Saturday's Premier League reunion at Stamford Bridge yet Barkley believes the cup win can have an impact.

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