Chelsea ace Hazard: We MUST qualify for Champions League


I go back to a game between Liverpool and Chelsea a couple of years back that finished 2-2 and Hazard turned in a performance that was one of the best I have ever seen at Anfield. Liverpool and Chelsea's players will know if Man City has taken back the lead in the table, or whether Liverpool can extend its lead at the top.

Just two weeks short of the fifth anniversary of the game the two sides meet on Sunday with similar title aspirations on the line for the Anfield club and suddenly that game, half a decade ago, is back in the spotlight.

"I didn't feel sorry for him", the Istanbul Basaksehir forward told The Sun.

Before Thursday's defeat to Tottenham in the UEFA Champions League, Manchester City hadn't lost a match since a 2-1 loss at Newcastle at the end of January. Tributes are expected to be paid before kick off by Liverpool supporters. "And if we can make sure they cannot play as they usually do, that's good for us". You try to read the game, read the passes, but in the end, in a one-vs-one situation, you can not defend him.

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Then we saw what he can do as he produced a sensational winning goal in the League Cup game against Liverpool at Anfield earlier this season, with his class shining through in a tie that was evenly balanced heading into the closing stages.

Mo Salah was a member of the Chelsea team that day.

The second change for Liverpool also comes in defence, with Joel Matip returning to the starting XI, after not featuring against Porto in the midweek.

However, the Blues have also found a little bit of form of late - which largely coincides with the introduction of English dream team Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi to the side.