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Liverpool play host to Chelsea this weekend, with both sides having had a perfect start to the season.
Ahead of the game at Anfield on Saturday, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker admitted that Chelsea’s signing of Romelu Lukaku has made the Blues a stronger side.
Lukaku marked his Chelsea debut with a strong performance against Arsenal, and Alisson had an eye on the striker’s performance.
In an interview with Sky Sports, the Brazil and Liverpool goalkeeper was asked about Lukaku’s impact at Chelsea. He replied: “Lukaku is an amazing player of course, they became stronger with him.
“And they were already strong – they won the Champions League without him! He’s an amazing player, I don’t need to tell you about his qualities. We need to approach this game with the maximum energy.”
Meanwhile, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool’s defence will be too strong for Lukaku, and doesn’t expect he’d repeat his Arsenal performance at Anfield.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, the former Liverpool centre-back said: “The best way to describe Arsenal is they tried to play like Man City or Liverpool would do but they haven’t got the players.
“Liverpool won’t change for Chelsea but Van Dijk is the one player, certainly in the Premier League, who will fancy his chances up against Lukaku.
“It’s going to be a great battle but Liverpool, I have no doubt, will be looking to push up to the halfway line.
“What we saw yesterday from Lukaku doesn’t mean he’s going to do that to every defender.
“It was bad organisation. He’s a handful, he’s a top striker and he will score lots of goals but a lot of that was caused by Arsenal.”