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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp spoke after his side’s home draw against Chelsea and criticized striker Diego Costa following the penalty he got at Anfield. 

He said: “If I had played against Costa, I could never be friends, that’s how it is, but when you have him in your team, it’s much more fun. He is a warrior,” 

“What Conte is doing with Chelsea is outstanding but Chelsea without Costa this season? He is not the nicest guy on the pitch but I saw no real big incident and until someone tells me something…If someone tells me it was a dive, maybe I will be angry tomorrow but that would be the wrong decision what, number 27, but it doesn’t make it better”.

Then Klopp added: “It was a foul before in my opinion on Lovren, that’s what I was a little angry about,” 

“No one can beat us, was what I said [to Swarbrick]. Obviously that’s not true but it felt for us like this in that moment. I was absolutely the wrong person to say it. I said sorry – I was a bit excited. He said, ‘no problem. I like your passion’.”

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Chelsea defender David Luiz remarked on the Blues’ performance against Liverpool at Anfield last night, when the Brazilian star scored with a stunning free-kick on his 100th Premier League appearance.

“It’s never easy to play here and to win points here, – Luiz told the club’s official website – We had the opportunity to win the game and we were unlucky we didn’t win. But the other team also played very well in possession, they have amazing players”.

“This is the atmosphere that when you are a footballer you need to be happy you have the opportunity to play this kind of game. It’s always very nice to come here and play football”.

“In the end, if you look at everything, I think it was a good result and a good point. It gives us confidence before Arsenal”.

About his goal: “Sometimes you need to try the surprise. I saw he was not in position so I tried to surprise him”.

“Sometimes in the game you need to feel the game and see the opportunity. I was happy because I did well”.

Liverpool midifielder Georginio Wijnaldum found the net in the second half, while Diego Costa missed a late penalty.

.”This is the Premier League, that’s why it’s amazing. It’s never easy to win points in the Premier League. Every single match is so difficult. The season is long so we must keep working hard and use our ability”.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed Chelsea defender David Luiz as a ‘world-class’ player after the Brazilian star scored last night at Anfield.

The Reds’ boss praised Luiz, who scored from a free-kick: “That was world-class from David Luiz we have to say that, – he told BT Sport – You have to say we have to be prepared but he was surprised”,

“Even if he was prepared it would have been difficult to save it because it was hit well and right in the corner”,

“Two seconds before he scored David Luiz was stood next to me talking to Conte and drinking water on the touch-line!”

David Luiz made his 100th appearance with Chelsea last night.


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Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is in Russia as he needs to undergo a medical ahead of permanent move to Zenit St Petersburg.

It is understood the 32-year-old centre-back has already agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal to join the Russian Premier League Side.

The transfer market window in Russia remains open until tomorrow night, so the deal could be even confirmed after UK’s deadline at 11pm.

Also West Bromwich Albion were said to be interested in signing Ivanovic, anyway manager Tony Pulis dismissed any further rumor earlier this morning.


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Torino striker Andrea Belotti could leave Italy on Deadline Day, according to reports in London Evening Standard.

Chelsea’s technical director Michael Emenalo has travelled to Italy in order to discuss a massive £85m deal for the Italian striker, who scored 14 goals in 19 games so far.

The 23-year-old has a release clause that Antonio Conte could trigger after falling to land to Stamford Bridge both Fernando Llorente and Alvaro Morata.

Chelsea have also been linked with a move for Celtic starlet Moussa Dembele, whose ownership is currently esteemed around £40m.

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Chelsea against Liverpool will be crucial as the Blues could extend gap at the top of table, while Jurgen Klopp is confident that his side can bounce back from their recent unsuccessful period.

Kick-Off: 8PM BST

Venue: Anfield

Referee: Mark Clattenburg



  • Sadio Mane has not returned from the African Cup of Nations yet, then the club have arranged for a private jet and the Senegalese star could be available for tonight;
  • Nathaniel Clyne has recently suffered a ribs injury and Klavan or Alexander-Arnold could replace him in defense;
  • Also Adam Lallana is not fully fit but is expected to start regularly.


  • Gary Cahill is likely to return after the clash of heads with Ryan Mason, who has been discharged from hospital yesterday;
  • Cesc Fabregas will fight for a place in midfield, despite Conte is expected to confirm Matic-Kante as Chelsea duo in midfield;
  • Nathan Ake, who impressed against Brentford, will make way for Marcos Alonso in left wing-back position;
  • Pedro or Willian?

Chelsea Pedro Willian



ChelseaCourtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Alonso, Matic, Kante; Pedro, Costa, Hazard

LiverpoolMignolet; Clyne Matip Lovren; Milner Wijnaldum Henderson Lallana; Firmino Sturridge Coutinho

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Chelsea have joined Juventus in the race to sign Sassuolo forward Domenico Berardi, according to exclusive reports in The Sun.

Antonio Conte is reportedly keen on signing at least two players before the transfer marked deadline and Italian publication La Repubblica said that the Italian striker has been targeted by Blues.

It is understood the Serie A champions have a £22m first-option clause in place to sign the 25-year-old, who is struggling with lack of game time after suffering a knee ligament damage.

Conte is a huge fan of the Sassuolo striker, selecting him several times during his spell as Italy national team manager in 2015/16.

Also inter Inter Milan and AC Milan look set to place a bid for Berardi.

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Celtic striker Moussa Dembele is on a plane to London, with several rumors linking him with a move to Chelsea on Deadline Day.

Some reports suggested today that Antonio Conte would have offered a fee esteemed around £40m for the 20-year-old Frenchman, who scored 20 times in 38 appearances with the Scottish side so far.

Anyway, Celtic have confirmed the striker is currently traveling to the capital for a knee scan.

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Chelsea look set to place a late bid in order to sign Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, according to reports in SkySports Transfer Centre.

The Blues’ are reportedly interested in the 20-year-old and could offer a fee in the region of £40m to land the former Fulham star to London again.

Antonio Conte’s side received a huge amount from the departures of both Oscar and Obi Mikel earlier this month.

It is understood Chelsea have also been in talks with Celtic regarding goalkeeper Craig Gordon, despite manager Brendan Rodgers declared ‘he won’t go anywhere’.

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West Brom manager Tony Pulis

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is closing in on a move to Russian Premier League side Zenit St Petersburg after joining the Blues from Lokomotiv Moscow in 2008, according to reports.

Also West Bromwich Albion were said to be keeping tabs on the 32-year-old, anyway their manager Tony Pulis claimed: “That’s a definite no. He’s a good player and has done fantastic, but he’s never been on my radar.”

Pulis attended at FA Cup clash against Brentford last week to watch three Chelsea players, as confirmed by the Baggies’ manager himself: “I was at Chelsea to look at players Brentford had mentioned to me. I was also looking at Chelsea’s young players, Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek and Zouma”.

“The main reason you want to bring players in to add, is to bring players in that will raise the standard.

“The ambitious players within the group want to do that or else they could get complacent.”


Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa spoke about the end of his professional relationship with Chelsea: "It is very clear that it was not my fault...