Hazard tells Sturridge to repeat heroics against Manchester City

Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk

That goal was the first Jurgen Klopp's side have conceded in the first half in the Premier League this season, and they responded quickly, again through Salah.

Another note to take from this incident is that Liverpool don't rely as much on Salah as they did last season. "Klopp builds them up to feel 10 feet tall". One common theme, however, has been their tendency to struggle against teams which deploy a "high press", invariably losing their shape and becoming vulnerable at the back.

While the German gaffer commended many of his players and gave goalscorer Daniel Sturridge a big hug, Van Dijk received a lengthy tactical debrief.

Sturridge scored one of the best goals that the Stamford Bridge faithful have witnessed in recent years, letting fly from 35-yards out and finding the top corner of Kepa Arrizabalaga's net, leaving the Spaniard with no chance. "Let's continue to play".

"I said to him the goal wasn't bad, to be fair".

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Then, Daniel Sturridge produced a moment of magic. For a man who has consistently struggled with injuries even during loan spells, Sturridge finally had his redemption at the ground where he had first broken through as a teenager. Obviously I've played for this club and achieved stuff with them and got a lot of respect for the players, staff and everything, so I didn't want to celebrate today.

Hazard's sublime first-half opener at Stamford Bridge - his seventh goal of the season - looked like giving the Blues another victory over Liverpool three days after the Belgian's Carabao Cup victor at Anfield.

Chelsea still need an efficient striker leading the line though - Giroud's overall play helps free Hazard but Morata's Jekyll-and-Hyde act isn't conducive for a legitimate titular challenge.

"But coming in a game like this, constantly in situations like he comes in, that makes a world-class player".

"I just don't see where the majority of their goals will come from to threaten Manchester City and Liverpool", Lawrenson added.

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