Liverpool, though, will quickly have a chance for revenge as they head to Chelsea protecting a flawless Premier League record for a blockbuster Stamford Bridge clash on Sunday (AEST).
"He [Hazard] is not only one of the best in the Premier League, if not the best, but he's one of the best in Europe and the world".
"We had the chances to finish it", Klopp added, with Liverpool set to visit Stamford Bridge for a Premier League rematch on Saturday.
Former Chelsea FC defender Townsend lavished praise on Hazard for his brilliant victor to seal the west London side's place in the League Cu fourth round. The Carabao Cup is not the be-all and end-all for Liverpool, but they need to mark their obvious improvement with a trophy - any trophy. "When I received the ball I just looked for one, I see on my own so I just tried to do what I can do and I did well so we can go through".
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Liverpool pushed on from their strong end to the first half and should have been in front within seconds of the restart, only for Sturridge to slot the ball wide of an empty net once played clean through by a poor Christensen back-pass.
Even though two weak links is two too many, Liverpool's squad is in much better shape than a year ago. "Both teams wanted it but Saturday is going to be different".
All eyes were on Fabinho tonight as the Brazilian made his highly-anticipated debut start for Liverpool, and while he looked tidy in possession, the Brazilian looked slightly off pace, and not quite up to speed with Klopp's high-octane press.
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Morata headed over with another chance and Chelsea were made to pay when Keita wriggled past their defence and forced Caballero into a fine save. Chelsea fought back from 1-0 down to win this tie and their Italian coach will have been heartened by the standard of his team's display and their ability to take the game to Liverpool at times.