Klopp bemoans Liverpool defending after Carabao Cup exit to Chelsea

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After Emerson had equalised in the 79th minute, Hazard scored a sensational late victor to knock Liverpool out and ensure Maurizio Sarri's side progressed to the next round of the Carabao Cup.

"There will be a lot of discussions about VAR, it's not flawless - offside, the free-kick for the first goal", Klopp told Sky Sports.

It was his sixth strike of the season so far and will surely go down as one of the very best he's ever scored, even for a guy who has quite the collection of worldies.

"We hit the crossbar and had a few interesting balls, but they scored twice and we scored only once".

Eden Hazard proved to be the super sub for the blues as the Belgian global scored a brilliant goal to win the game for the North London side.

Neither Liverpool nor Chelsea have players who can fill the void for Salah or Hazard respectively, but some players are irreplaceable and you simply have to everything you can to ensure that they are fit and ready for the games that truly matter.

Mignolet's inclusion in goal was one of eight changes made by Klopp from Saturday's win over Southampton as he replaced Alisson Becker between the sticks. "We have got to try and beat Liverpool on Saturday".

The visitors started well and nearly broke the deadlock in the first-half, with Alvaro Morata going close on a couple of occasions.

'Eden's growing fast, he's growing fast in maturity, in choices he's making on the pitch and I think, in my opinion, we haven't seen the best yet.

Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola hailed Hazard, saying: "It's a fantastic goal".

"We have a good group and the only thing we can do is put out the best goalkeeper for Liverpool Football Club". In the end we won but they could have won it as well.

"It's a big win but to be fair it was a close game".

"They were not really a big threat, I would say. I hope it is as handsome as today".

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