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Chelsea and Liverpool faced each other twice in the space of four days in two different competitions, and both games were hard battles indeed.

The Blues won the first game which was a Carabao Cup meeting in Anfield 2-1, and the league game at Stamford Bridge ended 1-1. In both games, Eden Hazard and Daniel Sturridge were on target.

In last week Wednesday’s Carabao Cup competition at Anfield, it was Sturridge who opened the scoring with a stunning kick in the game before Maurizio Sarri’s side came from behind to win 2-1. And on Saturday, the England international spoiled Chelsea’s groove after scoring a late goal that made the game end in a 1-1 draw.

After the game, Hazard told Sturridge that he should score again this weekend when Liverpool face Manchester City.

“Great goal…just make sure you do it again next weekend,” Hazard told Sturridge as reported by BT Sport reporter Des Kelly.

Hazard, in an interview with BBC praised Sturridge’s goal but revealed he was unhappy with the way the game ended.

He said: “I said to him the goal wasn’t bad, to be fair. He scored twice. One Wednesday, one today like me. Maybe he try to be like me.

“But no he is a great, great player. I had a chance to play with him a bit at Chelsea. And I know he is a fantastic player.

“He had a lot of injuries in the last few years but when he is on the pitch he can create goals like this. I am happy for him but not happy for Chelsea.”

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