Tough task for Liverpool at Stamford Bridge next week.


Carragher warns Liverpool ahead of their second-leg clash with Chelsea at west London.

It'll be a different game when Liverpool go to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea after the 1-1 draw at Anfield in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.

In the first-leg encounter between Liverpool and Chelsea, the Reds dominated and were clearly the better side. Hazard gave the Blues the lead from the penalty spot after Emre Can fouled the Belgian in the box. Liverpool bounced back in the second half through Raheem Sterling, following the England international's run through the heart of the Chelsea defence.

Sterling's goal after breaking Chelsea’s brick wall gave life to the Liverpool faithful but Brendan Rodgers' team who had chance after chance couldn’t see off Mourinho's team.

However, former Liverpool defender Carragher believes the second-leg which will be play next week at Stamford Bridge will be tougher for the Reds and they might struggle to keep up against the Blues.

"It will be totally different. What I saw from Liverpool tonight was them at their best," said the Liverpool legend.

“When you have that pace and penetration in your play, bring the crowd together and use the energy from the players and crowd together, they caused Chelsea massive problems.

"They won’t have that at Stamford Bridge. I’m sure they'll take six or seven thousand Liverpool fans, but they won’t be able to use the crowd," Carragher continued.

"Chelsea were very lucky tonight, but it will be about how Liverpool set up.

"Do they sit back? Go on the counter-attack? It’s difficult to go to Chelsea, but that was a great performance tonight.

"They’ll be buzzing that they came back against the top team in the country, but it’s going to be a big ask at Stamford Bridge."


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