Jurgen Klopp: This is why Liverpool lost to Chelsea

Klopp has slowly transformed Liverpool in potential title contenders

Eden Hazard struck in style as Chelsea fought back from a one-goal deficit to end Liverpool's winning run with a 2-1 loss in the League Cup third round.

After nutmegging Roberto Firmino in the build-up, Hazard exchanged passes with Cesar Azpilicueta, cut inside off the right, dashed past a static defence and lashed an unstoppable drive across Simon Mignolet.

A Liverpool back five that had, bar Joel Matip, previously not played a minute of senior football this season, struggled to settle, and Alvaro Morata nearly took advantage on 17 minutes.

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As for Liverpool's ambitions, should they have treated this competition with more respect? Having already edged past AFC Wimbledon last month, and now humbling Macclesfield Town tonight, his side will enter the draw this weekend full of confidence. The West Ham match on Sunday showed what happens when he has an off-day, but those are the exception rather than the rule.

Liverpool, though, will quickly have a chance for revenge as they head to Chelsea protecting a ideal Premier League record for a blockbuster Stamford Bridge clash on Sunday (AEST).

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Arguably the best central midfielder was Cesc Fabregas, with the former Barcelona man often given license to pull the creative strings from the middle of the park, but give Fabinho time and the 24-year-old could become a formidable pivot in front of Liverpool's defensive line.

With Saturday's reverse fixture to come in the league on Saturday, Klopp has made wholesale changes to the side that beat Southampton on Saturday.

Liverpool looked set to grab the lead less than a minute into the second half when Sturridge latched on to a poor attempt at a backpass by Andreas Christensen, tried to get around Caballero and was presented with an open goal, but he could only shoot wide.

"I think that, without being disrespectful to him, a lot of the Chelsea supporters wouldn't have known who Sarri was until he came here", Harris continued.

Watch the Liverpool forward's blunder below and decide for yourself.

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