Quiz: Name Liverpool & Chelsea Starting XIs From '05 League Cup Final

Klopp has slowly transformed Liverpool in potential title contenders

Klopp has slowly transformed Liverpool in potential title contenders

However, Chelsea levelled things up in the 79th minute as Emerson Palmeiri poked home from close range after Ross Barkley's header was saved by Simon Mignolet.

The two teams face each other at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in the Premier League.

Whether the outcome of this game will have any bearing on Saturday's battle for three points remains to be seen.

Former Chelsea FC defender Townsend lavished praise on Hazard for his brilliant victor to seal the west London side's place in the League Cu fourth round.

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Although Klopp threw on Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah in the closing stages, an attempt to salvage the tie for Liverpool, Chelsea were able to hold on to claim a big victory. The Carabao Cup is not the be-all and end-all for Liverpool, but they need to mark their obvious improvement with a trophy - any trophy.

Alberto Moreno once again showed that he is not good enough defensively at left-back, so Klopp will have to hope that Andy Robertson remains fit and available.

Liverpool took the lead in the second half thanks to a Daniel Sturridge overhead kick.

As it's a cup tie, and the English giants go head to head again this weekend, it's nearly certain both managers Sarri and Klopp will be looking to rest some of their players and play some youngsters so they get some fresh legs for the weekend fixture.

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Though the priority remains the league and Europe, this presented a must-watch clash in the third round, and a barometer of the depth in both squads.

Chelsea fans can count their blessings the Belgian stayed in west London this season after speculation with a move to Real Madrid started to gain serious traction, and given the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, Los Blancos may seriously need the Chelsea talisman in the near future - especially if you consider tonight's defeat against Sevilla.

Standing in Liverpool's way, however, were Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea, who arrived at Anfield for the first of two back-to-back games between the pair.

Chelsea made a bright start to the Carabao Cup third-round clash at Anfield, where Alvaro Morata nearly gave them the lead.

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