Posted by Grand News | 27 September 2018 | 1,427 times
No thanks to Eden Hazard’s strike, Liverpool’s 100 per cent start to the season ended against Chelsea on Wednesday, as Maurizio Sarri’s side enjoyed a 2-1 win at Anfield in the League Cup third round.
Liverpool have started with six wins in the Premier League and a victory in the Champions League but they were knocked out by a superb solo goal from Hazard in the 85th minute.
Former Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge, who had earlier missed an open goal, put Liverpool in front in the 58th minute with an acrobatic volley after Willy Caballero parried out Naby Keita’s drive.
Emerson levelled for Chelsea in the 79th, slotting home after Simon Mignolet parried out a Ross Barkley header from a free kick whipped in by Hazard.
The goal was reviewed by VAR but ruled as fair although Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp felt it should have been disallowed for offside.
Sturridge then struck the bar with a fine effort from distance but it was Chelsea who struck the decisive blow.
“It’s a fantastic goal. Not only the beauty of it but for the time he scored it,” Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola said.
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