Hazard: Solo stunner against Liverpool one of my greatest goals

Calvin Saunders
September 28, 2018

The surprise League Cup win I enjoyed with Oxford United in 1986 is always one of the best days of my career and leading Tranmere to the League Cup final as their manager in 2000 was another wonderful memory.

Liverpool led thanks to Daniel Sturridge's acrobatic effort, with Jurgen Klopp's men seeking to extend their victorious run at the start of 2018-19 to eight games despite resting Mohamed Salah. He then took off down the right channel, weaving through a pair of defenders and firing before a third could close in, scoring an exquisite goal.

Chelsea assistant boss Gianfranco Zola has insisted that his side's win over Liverpool on Wednesday night will have no bearing when the two sides meet again on Saturday.

"So I'd say it was between those two but you can't discount Chelsea".

The Spanish striker's search for a goal continues, with just one strike in all competitions this season and a total of four in 2018. That one was nice.

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'I think the game on Saturday is going to be more important.

With both teams unbeaten so far this season in the Premier League and European action, plus Liverpool winning all seven of their games an Chelsea winning six, this should be a fine game for the neutral. "What I said was about the free-kick, nothing else".

"Minute by minute we got more used to it, even in the start when we left too many spaces open and stuff like that, when they could play between the lines, we already had bigger chances".

Morata's best chance came inside 20 minutes when the Spaniard latched onto Cesc Fabregas's pass over the top. I did well so we can go well. He is certainly passionate as a manager and his players respect him whereas we are not sure the same can be said of Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho over in Manchester.

The German will have been encouraged by Shaqiri's impact and may feel he can use him in Saturday's trip to Stamford Bridge.

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