Chelsea's Hazard-inspired comeback kicks Liverpool out of League Cup

Tanya Cunningham
September 30, 2018

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.

He reacted to the strike on Instagram, posting a video of the goal with a caption that revealed his thoughts.

Although Hazard was voted as the number five best player in the world, the former Lille man does not just want to become the best player in the Premier League, he also wants to be the best player in the world.

Hazard's introduction was the key moment as Liverpool lost at home for the first time since January, Chelsea levelling from the winger's free-kick when Emerson touched in the rebound from Mignolet saving a Ross Barkley header, with the goal surviving a long VAR review. "He had a stomach ache during the match, but he's not injured", Sarri added.

"I don't think so".

"It was a hard match on Wednesday and it will be a very hard match tomorrow".

Sarri was asked if he thought that his Chelsea team would have a psychological advantage due to their League Cup win against The Reds on Wednesday.

"They are all nearly ready, so the situation now is better than three or four days ago".

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp needs no reminding of Hazard's capabilities as he attempts to find a way to subdue the Chelsea star for their blockbuster showdown.

"Maybe the Premier League, but they are ready to win something important".

But Emerson Palmieri bagged Chelsea's late equaliser before Belgium star Hazard danced through the Liverpool defence to notch the victor with five minutes left.

But although Sarri praised their performances, he suggested Cahill could still leave during the January transfer window, the centre-back having indicated he is considering his future at the club.

"I think that he is for sure one of the best (players in the world), but I am absolutely convinced that he can improve", said Sarri.

"I have spoken with him [Cahill] but I think that there is October, November, December".

"At the end they watched it and didn't think it was offside, so I have to take it".

"I think we've only seen 75-80 per cent of his potential".

"And so now Gary for me is very useful".

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