Maurizio Sarri says Liverpool are still 'step ahead' of Chelsea after draw

The Premier League leaders will be out to avenge that defeat when the teams meet at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and to help them in that quest they will have two established players back in their squad.

The Liverpool defender was involved in training yesterday and travelled with Jurgen Klopp's squad for the Reds' second meeting with Chelsea this week.

And he helped his country reach the semi-finals as they eventually beat England in the third-place play-off.

Sturridge, who recorded his 50th league goal for Liverpool with the leveller and his fourth of the season so far, continued: "It felt great".

- Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge has scored 17 Premier League goals as a sub - only Olivier Giroud (19) and Jermain Defoe (24) have scored more off the bench in the history of the competition.

It was Chelsea who eventually broke the deadlock and it was that man Eden Hazard who got the goal as the Belgian global raced clear to fire home a handsome left footed effort in to Alisson's bottom corner for 1-0 in the 24th minute.

The Dutchman took to Instagram to express his excitement for the top of the table clash tomorrow, saying he was "looking forward to another big game tomorrow against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge".

Jurgen Klopp's side have made a flawless start to the season in the league after six games and Giggs, a 13-time title victor with United, views their ability to win in different ways as an asset.

The striker said afterwards: "This one was a nice goal, but it's more about just getting a result". I have two years left on my contract. Having seen off Arsenal, Bournemouth and Cardiff City at their patch until now, the Blues will be hoping to get all three points versus Liverpool. "So I think to stay was the right decision".

  • Gwendolyn Kim