Jurgen Klopp defends Mohamed Salah after poor form continues against Chelsea

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Chelsea are just two points back in third and showed their own title credentials by continuing an unbeaten start under Maurizio Sarri with an impressive defensive display complemented by Hazard's class at the other end of the field. Kickoff from Stamford Bridge in Fulham, London is slated for 12:30 p.m. ET.

Since joining Chelsea in 2012, Eden Hazard has teetered on the boundary line between very good and great.

When Daniel Sturridge sent the ball swerving into the roof of the net, it not only recovered a point for Liverpool at Chelsea. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial.

Of course, Hazard is one of the Premier League's elite forwards and any defender is going to have a tough time trying to nullify him when he's on fire but Moreno looked beaten before he'd even begun to try.

"He's different to the rest, he has incredible potential and undoubtedly he's the best player I've played with up until this point".

"It was a good goal, the boys worked tirelessly all game", Sturridge told BT Sport postmatch.

But it was the drama at Anfield that stole the spotlight as Chelsea became the first team to stop Liverpool winning this season.

So he has to score another 33; 40 in a season, not (just) in Premier League.

Despite that goal, and the header he scored against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League earlier in the season, there are no guarantees Sturridge will displace one of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino in Liverpool's front three.

"He is establishing himself in the top three players in the world now, and at the minute, he's probably the best player in the world".

Wolves' impressive return to the top flight continued thanks to late goals from Ivan Cavaleiro and Jonny Castro to earn a 2-0 win over Southampton. He is still being used predominantly as rotation option or super-sub though, in spite of which he has already scored four goals this season - including the incredible long-range equalizer against Chelsea.

"I want to use in this moment Giroud and Morata, because I think it's right to use them in the first part of the season", he said. "And we have to try to improve". This run of fixtures has been horrendous, but a draw or a win against City will lay down a real marker and boost the confidence levels of the squad no end.

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