Boost for Chelsea as Liverpool’s Van Dijk struggling for fitness

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Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has revealed what he said to summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri when he first arrived at Anfield, after the Reds triggered his £13m release clause in July.

Liverpool head to Chelsea on Saturday for the biggest test of their flawless Premier League record at the start of the 2018-19 campaign.

Since the last global break we knew that we'd face all of these teams. "Virgil is a world-class player, and if you miss a world-class player always it's not cool, but Lovren played his first game in 10 weeks". And after that long period, he played an outstanding game. (Joel) Matip, two games in a row, fantastic.

That quintet gave the kind of performance that led to them being replaced; little errors leading to goals for the opposition. Who will come out on top?

The Belgium global had wanted to leave Liverpool in the summer in search of first-team football, but the club would not sanction his departure after Loris Karius joined Besiktas on loan. What will we learn from Saturday's game?

Here are three key battles that could decide the outcome at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Boasting arguably the best player in the Premier League in Eden Hazard and an unbeaten start under new coach Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea have emerged as surprise challengers for the title ahead of their meeting with leaders Liverpool on Saturday. He's a special player and he enjoys these one vs one situations. Have your say in the comments section below.

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"He likes to get on the ball and make things happen and he is a very exciting footballer, so it's good to have him in the squad".

We all know we could have defended that goal but still he scored. We want one for the challenge and one for the protection and we had two for the protection three times. Yes, he did well. I think what you saw in this goal was everything that makes Hazard such a standout player: strength, composure, pace. and he really is an incredible player. They are hard to defend. If you give Sadio Mane the ball in the wrong space then you can not get him anymore as an opponent, it's not possible. "We have to close the right spaces".

Kasper Schmeichel and Harry Maguire were rested at Molineux and will return to the starting line-up, while captain Wes Morgan is available again in the Premier League after serving his one-match suspension against Huddersfield.

Andrew Robertson was sorely missed by Liverpool in midweek so the Scottish global will be recalled at left-back with Moreno making way following a disappointing performance in the League Cup. So far, we played Tottenham, PSG, Southampton and Chelsea so we are half-way through, and so far we did really well. Obviously we want to strike back, that's sport.

He said: "How do we defend Jorginho?" That's what we tried to do.

"I cannot see it better than the referee but afterwards I think the first goal is offside, perhaps the VAR can see it not the referee".

'As for Man City, I watched them against Lyon and you think something might be wrong and then they go and put on a show against Cardiff.

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