‘I’ll klap Klopp’



September 16, 2016
‘I’ll klap Klopp’


Hazard expects fiery Red-Blue showdown.

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is expecting an all-guns blazing Premier League clash with Liverpool tonight (9pm).

Both teams come to Stamford Bridge with form — the Blues are unbeaten with three wins from four, while Jurgen Klopp’s men hit their straps against Leicester with a 4-1 win last weekend.

And with Liverpool scoring 14 goals already this season, Hazard is hoping he and his teammates can shore up their defence.

Hazard, who is back to his best after a poor last term, says: “We have had three games, three wins [before the draw with Swansea].

“We played some good stuff. We scored goals. But also conceded them.

“Apart from before the international break [in their 3-0 win over Burnley], we have conceded goals.

“It’s up to us to work harder defensively, to be more solid, and to score more goals to put on more of a show and win matches.”

On attack, though, Hazard is hoping their not-so secret weapon Diego Costa is going to terrorise Liverpool’s defence.

Costa has a knack of getting in opposition players’ gevreite.

And Hazard loves it, saying: “We love him, that’s the most important thing. We love him.

“He’s very important for us. He scores important goals. He’s a great player, a great goal scorer.

Reds boss Klopp says his manne are looking forward to a bots with Costa.

He says: “Being aggressive is important against him.

“But I have never said to a team, ‘He’s close to a red card, do whatever you can so he gets it.’ There are a lot more things to do than think about Diego Costa.

“He’s world class and that is the best thing football fans can say about you. He is a real warrior.”

Weekend Premier League fixtures:

Tonight: Chelsea v Liverpool (9pm). Tomorrow: West Brom v West Ham, Manchester City v Bournemouth, Leicester v Burnley, Hull v Arsenal (4pm), Everton v Middlesbrough (6.30pm). Sunday: Watford v Manchester United (1pm), Southampton v Swansea, Crystal Palace v Stoke (3.15pm), Tottenham v Sunderland (5.30pm).

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