Chelsea face acid test of title ambitions against Liverpool

Saturday, 29 Sep, 2018

Klopp was furious that his side lost the game and took his frustration out on his summer signing from Stoke.

Molby - who spent 11 years at Anfield, winning two titles - wrote in his Liverpool Echo column: "Xherdan Shaqiri has started his Liverpool career in good form, but he is a bright footballer so it should come as no surprise".

But Liverpool scored their goal in the 59th minute when Naby Keita located Englishman Daniel Sturridge with a brilliant pass, and he wasted no time sending Caballero the wrong direction.

The second round of a double-header against the league-leading Merseyside club provides Chelsea's next fixture on Saturday, when Hazard could add to the five goals he has scored in six Premier League appearances so far this campaign. Despite two injured players, Sarri will be anxious about just one spot in the heart of the defense with David Luiz being his other first-choice centre-back. "I don't personally think he's at his peak yet".

Chelsea are now sitting in third in the Premier League table with five wins out of six games.

When Blues midfielder, Ross Barkley was recently asked about Hazard and the level of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, he said he believed his team-mate was now the best in the world.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer believes that the reason Fabinho is not starting games for the Reds was on display on Wednesday night against Chelsea. He is a genius, I think.

It's the biggest test of Sarri's Chelsea career so far and until this point, he's done pretty well.

Klopp knows Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, who scored a brilliant solo victor after coming on as a second-half substitute, represents the biggest threat to his team's ideal start.

"I keep trying to work hard in training, like I always do, and help the team when needed".

You can see the end product when you look at Napoli and how Chelsea are playing now.

Both sides made eight changes with one eye on the Premier League clash on Saturday.

"He worked very well in the last season with his players, so now I think they are ready to win".