Eden Hazard scored a great goal himself in Chelsea’s draw at home to Liverpool on Saturday, but even he had to stand and admire Daniel Sturridge’s equaliser.
Hazard had given the Blues the lead, and Maurizio Sarri’s men were all set to go top of the Premier League and end Liverpool’s 100% start.
Hazard on Sturridge: "I said that his goal was not bad to be fair. He scored twice, like me, maybe he tries to be like me. No he's a great player. He's a fantastic player, he had a lot of injuries but on the pitch he can create a goal like this. I'm happy for him." pic.twitter.com/2FLAfGR4F7— The Anfield Buzz (@TheAnfieldBuzz) September 29, 2018
But Sturridge struck in remarkable style in the dying embers, and Hazard admitted he had to congratulate his former teammate, but did make a funny request.
“I said to him that the goal was not bad, to be fair,” he said.
“He scored twice. One Wednesday and one today, like me. Maybe he try to be like me.
“But no, he’s a great player. I had a chance to play with him a bit at Chelsea. And I know he’s a fantastic player.
“He had a lot of injuries in the last few years, but when he’s on the pitch he can create a kind of goal like this. So I’m happy for him. I’m not happy for Chelsea, but happy for him.”
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