Klopp: Liverpool could have stopped Hazard's wonder goal in the Carabao Cup

Klopp: Liverpool could have stopped Hazard's wonder goal in the Carabao Cup

Klopp: Liverpool could have stopped Hazard's wonder goal in the Carabao Cup

He said: "Maybe, I don't know". The game on Saturday [against Liverpool in the Premier League] is more important.

The Italian told reporters at his pre-match press conference yesterday that there was no psychological advantage to be gained as both sides had chosen to omit some of their regular starters at Anfield and Liverpool were still on their best league run, with six wins in as many games, since the 1990-91 season.

Hazard's blistering start to this season has led many to suggest that he may finally be about to fulfill his scoring potential under Maurizio Sarri this season, and assistant Gianfranco Zola believes there is even more still to come from Chelsea's superstar.

Klopp added: "I think the first goal is offside". It was a hard match on Wednesday and it will be a very hard match tomorrow.

And Sarri challenged the Belgian forward to take his game further, despite hailing him as the "best technical player" around. I don't think the ref has to see it (VAR). He has a lot to give, to the team, to the staff.

Jurgen Klopp's side had won seven consecutive matches in all competitions and the Premier League leaders were on course for number eight when Daniel Sturridge's brilliant effort put them ahead in the second half. He's a special player and he enjoys these one-on-one situations.

"But no player is not defendable".

"And then Mateo Kovacic is running with the ball like a Formula One auto and N'Golo Kante, don't forget him".

Klopp refused to confirm whether van Dijk would be available to face Chelsea, who dropped points for the first time this season after drawing a blank at West Ham last week.

Gary Cahill has admitted he may have to leave Chelsea in January and go in search of regular first-team football, but Sarri has urged the former England defender to bide his time before making any decisions.

"We had the chances to finish it. and we could have done better but they scored twice, we scored once, that's the result".

"The rest are pretty good, but with Virgil we have to wait".

Chelsea will learn who their opponent is in the next round when the draw is conducted on Saturday.

The FA Cup holders have scored nine goals in wins over Arsenal, AFC Bournemouth and Cardiff City at the Stamford Bridge and Liverpool should be very anxious about this clash.

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