Antonio Conte bemoans lack of preparation time for Liverpool match

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"In these circumstances you feel a bit afraid, a bit scared, but the captain was very good".

The 48-year-old said: "It was a problem to land". I think that the first half, the way we went into the game, we have to go into the second half [like that] too. We have to do this.

"But we have to do this and today we've had a good training session and we've tried to prepare for the game against Liverpool very well".

"To have only one day to prepare and rest is not right for all, not only Chelsea".

"And I think all of the players, we all switched off a little bit and we thought that at 3-0 it was going to be a little bit hard for the opposition [to come back]".

Salah couldn't quite make the grade at Chelsea after joining them in 2013, failing to break into the first team on a regular basis before moving to Fiorentina and then AS Roma in Serie A. Last time Morata played three games in a row, and after 20 minutes against Man City he was injured. "This is my job".

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While Liverpool's capitulation in Spain ruined the momentum built up by three league wins, Klopp's side have conceded only one league goal at Anfield this season and the German is yet to lose to Chelsea in five clashes since taking over two years ago.

Ahead of Saturday's meeting between Chelsea and Liverpool, Hazard was full of praise for Salah.

He said: "I think we like to live the game with intensity and passion and to be on the touchline to help our players". He improved a lot, especially physically, he was always a very good player. He is a technical player but at the same time very fast and strong, good in one vs. ones and also very good to finish.

'We must pay great attention but not only to Salah, but to [Sadio] Mane, [Roberto] Firmino, [Philippe] Coutinho, [Daniel] Sturridge.

On Salah's departure from west London, the Chelsea boss added: "It happened in the past and he was very young. If you ask me about the present I can answer but the past is not right to give an answer on".

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