Liverpool vs Chelsea: Jose Mourinho gives verdict on huge Premier League clash

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"We are a lot more solid than we were back then so in that sense everyone is a lot more confident in getting the job done unlike back in the day against Chelsea".

Liverpool were battling for Premier League glory under Brendan Rodgers when Mourinho's Chelsea rolled up to Anfield with three games of the season to play and spoiled their title party.

Both the youngsters were rested for the Slavia Prague game, which could mean they've successfully graduated from the mid-week European team to the league XI. It's the same as Crystal Palace a year ago when they were safe and had nothing to play for, they went and played at Stoke and sent them down by winning.

Brendan Rodgers' team had gone into the final three games of the 2013/14 season with a five point lead over Chelsea and a nine point lead over eventual champions Manchester City, who had two games in hand at the time.

"We missed the Champions League this season so for the fans, the board, the players and staff, this club has to be in the Champions League every year". It's not just about me - the club has to be in the Champions League. He had a brilliant career, and it's not over.

"I like footballers like this".

"The best way to try to make sure that he can not shine is to avoid passes to him".

However, the Blues have also found a little bit of form of late - which largely coincides with the introduction of English dream team Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi to the side.

"But like all good players, he has to play against us, and we try everything to deny at least a couple of his skills". The Blues defeated Liverpool 2-1 in the EFL Cup while the League game played between the two sides at Stamford Bridge ended in a 1-1 draw.

"But, come on, we are in good shape as well. It's Anfield and I said it a few times, we have to create the power of Anfield and use it again".

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