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Jurgen Klopp explains his plan to stop Eden Hazard on Sunday

Jurgen Klopp explains his plan to stop Eden Hazard on Sunday

Simon Mignolet is the only Liverpool player to have started against Chelsea in 2014 still at the club, with Jordan Henderson having missed the match through suspension while Mohamed Salah was playing for Chelsea.

While last time, Chelsea's game plan included soaking up pressure before hitting back on the counter, Azpilicueta believes that under Sarri, Chelsea will be more aggressive in their approach.

Jurgen Klopp's side are sitting at the top of the Premier League table and two points ahead of Manchester City, although they've played one game more.

The incident has been condemned by both Liverpool and Chelsea, with both clubs quick to issue statements. "It is a completely different story", Klopp said. It is still only a few people but the stronger the reaction from all of us the stronger it will help to avoid things like this in the future.

"We don't have to be scared and no matter who plays we will be 100% focused on winning the game".

For all Klopp's optimism, Liverpool have not beaten Chelsea at Anfield in their past eight encounters, a barren run that includes a 2-1 League Cup defeat this season inspired by Eden Hazard's superb late victor.

While Azpilicueta's claim is pretty bold but we must admit that this time around Liverpool are a much stronger side and they have hardly faltered during the course of the season.

"On his day, he can be the world's best immediately", Klopp said in his pre-match press conference. I can tell all the fans to ignore it - it's nothing to do with us.

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"But in the end, in a 1-v-1 situation, you can not defend him".

"We are trying to keep this dream alive and at the moment it's all good".

"We have to make sure he can't shine".

"I don't want to talk about this because I didn't see the video", he said.

Eight days later Gerrard and his teammates threw away a 3-0 lead against Crystal Palace and Manchester City would go on to win the Premier League.

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"We enjoyed that day and hopefully we can replicate it on Sunday".