"We had five players on the pitch with their first start of the whole season, so I'm really happy that they had the game because now they are really back".
One thing for certain is that Wednesday's cup tie will bear little resemblance to Saturday's league encounter in terms of the outcome, but it is the star players on each team that hold the game in their hands.
Chelsea trailed at Anfield from the 58th minute when Daniel Sturridge acrobatically fired beyond Willy Caballero, but Emerson Palmieri bundled in a controversial equaliser before Hazard beat five Liverpool defenders in the course of a dazzling move and smashed the victor past Simon Mignolet. Two well-matched teams slug it out for 90 minutes and up pops a special talent to make all the difference.
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For Brentford , they return to their Sky Bet Championship promotion bid with manager Dean Smith making seven changes. Made some good saves here and there, though it would have been extremely disappointing had he not made them.
And the teams have a swift reunion, with Chelsea hosting unbeaten early front-runner Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday. The atmosphere is fantastic, from the Chelsea fans also who were awesome.
"I spoke about a free-kick, the last one", said Klopp.
"You have two players that are clearly offside and they block my players".
He told Liverpoolfc.com: "I think we didn't deserve to go out of the competition". 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 worldwide prospects will improve along with his form. "It was only about the free-kick, nothing else". "We have to learn from it, try to do better and then hopefully get the three points at Chelsea on Saturday".