Liverpool take flawless record to Chelsea for biggest test

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard rated his stunning solo effort that dumped Liverpool out of the EFL Cup as one of his greatest goals.

And Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 thanks to a stunner from Eden Hazard at Anfield.

Liverpool had taken the lead through Daniel Sturridge in the second half, the England striker acrobatically finishing after a Willy Caballero parry fell to him in the box.

Defending set pieces remains to be the weakness of the Reds, as Chelsea made the most of a free kick to score the equalizing goal through Emerson in the 79th minute of the match.

The Belgian winger nutmegged one defender before accepting a return pass.

Jurgen Klopp has questioned the usage of the video assistant referee in allowing Chelsea's equalising goal to stand during Liverpool's 2-1 defeat in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night.

The two teams face each other at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in the Premier League.

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I am all for giving young kids a chance when the time is right, but Chelsea are likely to field a strong team and this is not the moment for Klopp to take too many risks and threaten the momentum the team has built up so far.

And Zola said: "I think Eden is one of the best players in Europe and one of the best players in the world, for sure, and what he's done, that goal, is proof of that".

The Blues' equaliser survived a long VAR check for offside and Klopp also disagreed with the decision to give a foul for Naby Keita's tackle on Victor Moses in the build-up.

"I will not name a number of changes", Klopp said.

"You have two players that are clearly offside and they block my players. I'm confident that we will do much, much better".

"It's a big win but to be fair it was a close game".

"We hit the crossbar and had a few interesting balls, but they scored twice and we scored only once". You have a free-kick that was maybe no free-kick. "But if you use it, make a decision". In the end we won but they could have won it as well.

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