Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admitted after Chelsea’s goalless draw at West Ham on Saturday that Chelsea aren’t in the same level as Liverpool just yet.
The Italian believes it’s too early to compare both teams as he has only been Chelsea boss for less than 40 days but he insists Chelsea will be at Liverpool’s level in one year time.
“Must win, in football, doesn’t exist,” Sarri said about Chelsea’s Premier League game against Liverpool next weekend.
“We have to play against a very, very good team. Against a team who have worked with the same coach for three or four years – I don’t remember exactly.
“They are a step forward of us at this moment. We have started to work all together 35/40 days ago and, 40 days ago less 10 for the international break, international teams, so for us it’s a bit early.
“We have to work then, we need to improve and then maybe, in one year we will be at the same level as Liverpool.”
Sarri also admitted it would be difficult facing Liverpool’s trio of Firmino, Salah and Mane.
Asked if Liverpool might be easier to break down as they won’t sit back against Chelsea, Sarri said: “I don’t think so. Easy, against Salah, Firmino and Mane, I think is impossible.
“It will be really a very difficult match. Maybe a spectacular match but, for us, very difficult I think.”