Jurgen Klopp has warned his players they must take into consideration that Chelsea star Eden Hazard has rediscovered his best form in recent weeks, scoring four goals in the victories over Brighton.
Maurizio Sarri’s side head to Anfield on Sunday hoping to derail Liverpool’s bid to win the league title for the first time since 1990 and Hazard, who played just over half an hour in last night’s 1-0 win over Slavia Prague, will be central to Chelsea’s hopes of pulling off an unlikely victory.
“We will take 13 players this time, and two will play only against Eden!” Klopped joked when asked how he would plan to stop the 28-year-old.
“We have to make sure he can’t shine. Stop passes to him, react better than other teams did. When he has the ball, already too late. Read the game, read the passes. In a one vs one you can’t defend him.
“‘On his day, he can be the world’s best immediately. He had a brilliant career so far, and it’s not over yet. I like his joy, cheeky as well, strong, quick, he’s a good player! But all good players have to play against us, and we have to try everything.”