Mignolet Disappointed by Cup Exit, Klopp Hints at More Changes

Adjust Comment Print

Goalkeeper: Simon Mignolet didn't do enough on his first start of the season on Wednesday night to suggest he should be Liverpool's first choice goalkeeper so Alisson is certain to be recalled on Saturday after being rested in the Carabao Cup. The result is always the most important thing, but the performance is pretty important as well - and for analysis much more important.

Here are three key battles that could decide the outcome at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

However, Klopp stressed that Liverpool can find ways to limit the influence of the Belgian star, who has continually been linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Sky Sports cameras appeared to show Klopp shouting at Shaqiri on the pitch after the game and it was reportedly because of a mistake he made in the last few seconds. "I think he's a player who keeps improving all the time as well". We had the bigger chances and that's good news, but still we lost and that's what can happen.

Hazard, ultimately, won the match during a 20-minute cameo but Klopp believes he knows how to stop the Belgium global from having a decisive say tomorrow. If we had one 100% challenge out of the four or five we had, he wouldn't have been able to do what he did.

Salah was let go by Chelsea after making just 19 appearances, mainly as a substitute, but fulfilled his potential in an incredible 44-goal debut campaign at Anfield that saw him finish ahead of Hazard and Lionel Messi in third place for FIFA's best player of the year on Monday. Obviously we want to strike back, that's sport.

Having won the league the previous season, Jose Mourinho's men made a flying start to their defence with nine straight wins, scoring 23 goals in the process and conceding only three times. So far, we played Tottenham, PSG, Southampton and Chelsea so we are half-way through, and so far we did really well. They are hard to defend.

'We have to close the right spaces.

Chelsea assistant boss Gianfranco Zola said that goal, which Hazard has described as "special", proves the 27-year-old is one of the world's finest players.