Chelsea denied victory by Sturridge’s stunning late equaliser for Liverpool

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The 27-year-old has scored seven goals in his last six appearances across all competitions, including the victor of Liverpool on Wednesday, and looks to have finally reached his zenith.

Hazard flicked Luiz's pass to Mateo Kovacic, who exchanged passes with Jorginho at halfway.

The English striker sent a long-range shot dipping over Kepa Arrizabalaga in the final minute of normal time to cancel out Eden Hazard's crisp finish, which for so long looked like being the victor.

Having failed to mount any kind of defence of their title last season with Antoniuo Conte in charge, Chelsea look like a team again under Sarri and Hazard's spellbinding early season form is a sign of the improving mood at the club.

Chelsea defeated Liverpool 2-1 in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday but the former Arsenal star believes it would be the reverse this time. "They are both one step ahead of us, but we can fight for the champion".

It was a slick piece of play started and finished by Hazard and underlined the confidence and flair with which he is playing at present.

Salah was always likely to have his form scrutinised more closely this season given his stunning exploits in 2017-18, and this performance will have done little to keep the critics off his back.

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Mais il apparaît aujourd'hui peu probable que l'ancien entraîneur bordelais débarque sur les bords de la Loire. On parle alors de Vahid Halilhodzic , toujours libre depuis la fin de son bail avec la sélection japonaise.

The world's two most expensive goalkeepers were on show and both Kepa and Alisson showed why they cost a combined £140 million with big saves on the hour mark.

Salah paid for his profligacy before the break when he was replaced by Shaqiri 24 minutes from time. The England forward is now the top scorer at the John Smith's Stadium in the Premier League with four goals in two appearances - more than any Huddersfield players.

- Liverpool remain unbeaten in their opening seven matches of a Premier League season for the first time since 2008-09.

It may just be September, and there are about eight months to go in the season, but we may already have the Premier League goal of the season.

It's never nice to lose a game of football, no matter the circumstances or the competition but the midweek loss to Chelsea shouldn't incite panic among Liverpool supporters.

The dramatic equaliser came after their established front three, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, were unusually profligate in front of goal.

Liverpool levelled when Sturridge unleashed a vicious drive into the top corner, punishing a rare moment when Kante did not close down an opponent.