Daniel Sturridge rescues Liverpool a point while Eden Hazard outshines Mohamed Salah


Liverpool rescued a point thanks to Daniel Sturridge's stunning 89th-minute strike, after Eden Hazard had put the home side ahead in the first half.

The Reds almost hit back in the 32nd minute when Salah rounded Kepa Arrizabalaga but Antonio Rudiger got back in time to clear the effort off the line.

Chelsea, with Hazard in unstoppable form, look capable of sustaining their title bid, while Liverpool now go into next Sunday's top-two clash against leaders Manchester City knowing that they have emerged unbeaten from another tough test of their credentials.

Jorginho (7.5/10): A solid display from the Italian, who attempted more number of passes than any other Chelsea player once again.

Bearing in mind Salah's frustration - and perhaps aware that the cameras would be aimed at the Egyptian, hoping to catch another reaction - Klopp jumped over the seats and gave his star man a big hug. [Picture: John Walton/PA Wire] But Sturridge, just on as a substitute, bent a spectacular 30-yard shot beyond Blues keeper Kepa and into the corner of the net.

Jack Hallows believes that while Liverpool were second best in the Carabao Cup fixture against Chelsea, it won't matter at Anfield this evening.

Hazard's victor at Anfield this week was a goal that will not quickly be forgotten, but his strike on Saturday deserves nearly as many plaudits given the team move that preceded it.

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He missed two decent half-chances in the first half before seeing Rudiger deny him in athletic style, and his link-up play with Roberto Firmino was a long way short of its brilliant best.

Ross Barkley (NA): Very little time to make any kind of impact after he replaced Mateo Kovacic in the 81st minute. There's still a lot of time left for somebody to beat this goal, but for now, it's the best we've seen in the Premier League this season.

Belgium worldwide Eden Hazard, who netted for the Blues, is the Premier League's top scorer this season with six goals - he has managed those from just nine shots on target.

'I should have had another so I'm a bit disappointed but I thought I played well and we're happy.

Sadly for Manchester United fans Giggs doesn't think his former club will challenge, with the 44-year-old reckoning it will be a three horse race between Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.

While Liverpool equalised late on courtesy of a Daniel Sturridge wondergoal, it means Chelsea became the only team not to have lost to Jurgen Klopp's side in any competition. The promoted side are only the third team in Premier League history to name the same starting XI for their opening seven games of a season, after Leeds United in 1992-93 and Aston Villa in 2008-09.