Jorginho: I chose Chelsea over Manchester City for Maurizio Sarri

Andreas Christensen, who started with Gary Cahill against Liverpool also suffered an injury during the game and had to be withdrawn in the 73 minute.

Liverpool have started the 2018-19 season in ideal fashion, with six wins out of six in the League to top the table as well as a thrilling Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain. Before the Belgian could even touch the ball, Liverpool were ahead through Daniel Sturridge's acrobatic goal.

Premier League leaders Liverpool face another stiff test of their title credentials when they travel to third-placed Chelsea on Saturday defending a ideal record from their opening six league games of the season. It's very hard to compare him with other players.

Hazard said: "The cup game was important for Saturday I think".

The Italian was fulsome in his praise of Liverpool manager Klopp, who has led his side to EFL Cup, Europa League and Champions League finals without collecting a first trophy of his reign.

"He's not going to score in every game and play well in every game".

"You have two players that are clearly offside and they block my players". So I think he has to wait.

This passionate display may improve Shaqiri further, as he appears to be having a growing role in Klopp's team.

"To be on the pitch again was really nice and I think I did my job the best I could".

Emerson Palmieri nudged home the equaliser before a phenomenal solo goal from Hazard booked Chelsea's passage into the last 16.

Chelsea have been a more attacking team this season under the management of Maurizio Sarri and Higginbotham believes Hazard is thriving under that approach. The match will see the first-placed team take on the third-placed team, as Manchester City occupy second in the Premier League table. He's been showing it for the last five or six years and he is establishing himself in the top three players in the world.

If Hazard does not put pen to paper on a new deal at the club, he will enter next season with just one year remaining on his current contract, something that could force Chelsea into selling on the cheap.

  • Stacy Allen