Published: Tue, October 16, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Sarri reveals what he said to Klopp after Hazard's goal against Liverpool

Sarri reveals what he said to Klopp after Hazard's goal against Liverpool

Claiming he has arrived at Stamford Bridge at a time when Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola already have "years of work and continual testing, like in a laboratory" he believes the Blues have some catching up to do. I declared, as a fan, that I was pleased to have exhausted Liverpool out a few days beforehand when they came to Stamford Bridge. Sarri told Corriere dello Sport.

"If you don't have the ball for five minutes, he goes insane".

"Ten minutes before. Klopp looks at me and I don't understand. I said, as a fan, that I made me happy to think they exhausted them out days before they came to Stamford Bridge".

"I see he continues to say all sorts of things about me..."

"Even after the equaliser, remembering that moment, we hugged like two old friends".

"Here [in English football] it's nice for this, I'm sure he would have done it even if Liverpool had not equalised".

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insists his side are not in the title race this season and are only at 60-70%.

Asked about the Champions League and who he thought could win it, Sarri said: "No, Juve and Manchester City. Premier League is the full taste of football, everything is different".

But former Manchester City defender Pearce offered Chelsea FC some advice on how to retain their star man's services.

"I saw the tactical mechanisms worked straight away, the results then pushed us on further".

Sarri had 16 (sixteen!) jobs before he got a chance at even the Serie B level in Italy, but has now led Empoli to Serie A promotion and safety before guiding Napoli to wins in almost two-thirds of their matches.

Chelsea, who themselves are competing in the Europa League having missed out on Champions League qualification, are on an 11-game unbeaten run in all competitions and find themselves second in the Premier League table.

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