Chelsea ace Hazard: We MUST qualify for Champions League

Brenda Watkins
April 14, 2019

It's not just about me - the club has to be in the Champions League.

Assuming City beat Crystal Palace in the early kick-off, victory for Liverpool would see them reclaim top spot in the Premier League.

Sunday's visit of Chelsea, nearly exactly five years since Jose Mourinho's team derailed the Reds' title bid with a 2-0 win at Anfield, has resulted in parallels being drawn with the last time the Merseysiders were in contention for the Premier League.

However, Liverpool's record against Chelsea at Anfield is not the best, having not beaten them at home in the league since May 2012.

It's been a battle of mind games heading into the grudge match and now footage has emerged of when Chelsea fans supposedly "dominated" the famous "You'll Never Walk Alone" at Anfield.

And the Chelsea FC defender is hoping for a repeat when the two teams meet at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. He's a wonderful footballer and needs time so we have to make sure he is 100% fit.

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Asked how he plans to stop the brilliant Belgian this weekend, Klopp joked: "We will take 13 players, and two will play only against Eden".

"The best way to try to make sure that he can not shine is to avoid passes to him, react a little bit better than other teams did".

Speaking in his press conference ahead of Sunday's clash with Chelsea, Klopp revealed that as long as his other centre-halves remain fit it's doubtful Gomez will return to the first-team picture before the end of the season. You try to read the game, read the passes, but in the end, in a one versus one situation you can not defend him.

"To face Liverpool is going to be hard for us but every game now is hard".

There are two changes in the middle of the park, with N'Golo Kante returning to the side at the expense of Ross Barkley, while academy graduate Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who has been in very good form of late, also comes back, with Mateo Kovacic dropping out.

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