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Jurgen Klopp reveals his plan how to stop Eden Hazard

Liverpool host Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday, April 14. The Reds are leading the Premier League table by two points having played one game more than second-placed Manchester City.

Ahead of the game, Jurgen Klopp has revealed his plan how to stop Eden Hazard.

“We will take 13 players, and two will play only against Eden!” said Klopp.

“The best way to try to make sure that he cannot shine is to avoid passes to him. React a little bit better than other teams did.

“It’s not easy, because when he has the ball it’s already too late. You try to read the game, read the passes. But in the end, in a one-vs-one situation, you cannot defend him. You need help from somewhere else,” continued Klopp.

“I like footballers like this. If he plays his best game, we have to deal with that. And if we can make sure they cannot play as they usually do, that’s good for us.

“Eden Hazard, on his day, can be the world’s best.”

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