Chelsea drop Eden Hazard selection hint ahead of Liverpool clash

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Chelsea dropped points for the first time under Maurizio Sarri when they were held to a 0-0 draw at London rivals West Ham on Sunday. We are really competitive, and we really want to win the game.

Klopp today confirmed that Simon Mignolet will be named in the starting eleven.

"He had a very intense period before that; he trained with the fitness guys already for 10 days or so before we took him then in normal training".

"They developed a lot really, and changed a lot". Tomorrow night's a football game in a sold-out Anfield, so we will be there with all we have.


Defender Virgil van Dyke looks set to miss the cup tie due to a rib injury but Dejan Lovren is in contention to start.

Fabinho joined Liverpool in a £43.7 million deal from Monaco in May but has made just one appearance for the club so far this season, coming on as an 89th-minute substitute during Tuesday's 3-2 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

Waiting patiently for Fabinho to adapt to Liverpool's style of play could be the flawless way for Klopp to introduce him to devastating effect during the tough winter months. That said, given their start this season and two consecutive fourth-place finishes, Klopp probably won't finish eighth in the Premier League like Dalglish did, and this is what sealed the legendary Scotsman's fate.

"It's about positioning, reaction, spaces - defensively closing them and offensively using them. They were all used to other football teams".


"There's no time to say "I give you that, or that", but it will happen".

Sarri was criticised after he failed to give any of Chelsea's exciting young players an opportunity to impress in last week's Europa League win against PAOK but teenagers Ethan Ampadu and Callum Hudson-Odoi could be given a rare opportunity tomorrow. It's always different. But it will happen because it's not really hard.

Star players can put you in the mix but it is the overall strength of the playing staff that puts you on top. It's a home game, floodlights, I like it - against a very strong side, so it will be really interesting.

It's reported that Warnecke has agreed to work alongside the club's nutritionist Mona Nemmer to ensure that Klopp's squad is firing on all cylinders. "That's it, nothing else".


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