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Jurgen Klopp fearful of “special” Eden Hazard ahead of Stamford Bridge clash

Jurgen Klopp admits his side could have trouble stopping the “special” Eden Hazard tomorrow afternoon.

Hazard scored a brilliant solo effort on Wednesday night as Chelsea saw off Liverpool 2-1 in the Carabao Cup third round, ending the Reds perfect start to the new season.

The two clubs face off for the second time this week when they meet at Stamford Bridge tomorrow, where both sides will be hoping to extend their unbeaten runs in the Premier League.

And Klopp says he is more than wary of the threat Hazard poses to his side.

“I know exactly how good he [Hazard] is. He’s a special player and he enjoys these one-on-one situations. I didn’t need that game to find out about that,” said Klopp.

“Stop passes to him? Good idea. Being close? Good idea, but he likes players being close sometimes.

“We all know we could have stopped that goal (on Wednesday), but he used the situation. No player is not defendable.”

The German was also quick to note however that Hazard is not the only player who will pose his side a threat tomorrow afternoon.

“(Jorginho is) very important. How do we defend these two? Then Willian is there, then (Mateo) Kovacic is running like a Formula 1 car, and don’t forget (N’Golo) Kante!

“They’re all important, so let’s try to be at 100 per cent.”

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