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Klopp on stopping Hazard and Chelsea

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Jurgen Klopp is mapping out a game plan to stop Eden Hazard in their upcoming clash with Chelsea on Sunday.

Liverpool face Chelsea in the Super Sunday clash making it the last encounter with a top-six side in their final run-in to the Premier League title.

But the stats doesn’t bode well for Klopp’s men who are yet to record a home victory against Chelsea since 2012.

Apart from that record, they’d have to overcome an in-form Eden Hazard who has a decent goalscoring record against Liverpool.

It could be Hazard’s final game against Klopp’s side in the Premier League, with the Belgian seemingly destined to leave Stamford Bridge in a state of purgatory this summer.

And Klopp paid tribute to the forward on Friday.

“On his day he can be the world’s best immediately,” he said via Football 365.

“He has had a brilliant career so far and he is one of the things I like a lot about football.

“He is a good player but with all good players, they have to play against us and we will try everything to deny a couple of his skills and that will help us.

“We will try to make sure he doesn’t shine. Reading the game and reading passes to him, reacting a little better.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 26: Eden Hazard of Chelsea celebrates after he scores his sides second goal during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on September 26, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

“It’s not easy – but in some situations, you can’t defend and hopefully help will come in from somewhere else.”

A win for Liverpool will see them retain top spot in the Premier League with rivals Man City facing a tricky away tie at Selhurst Park.