Eden Hazard brilliance sends Chelsea through at Liverpool's expense

Liverpool were on track to win an eighth straight game at the start of 2018-19 thanks to Daniel Sturridge's acrobatic finish.

Liverpool, though, will quickly have a chance for revenge as they head to Chelsea protecting a ideal Premier League record for a blockbuster Stamford Bridge clash on Sunday (AEST).

Eden Hazard scores contender for goal of the season.

Eden Hazard has now scored as many goals (six) for Chelsea across all competitions in seven games this season as he did during the infamous 2015/16 campaign when the Blues finished 10th in the Premier League, and tonight he stunned Liverpool after entering the fray in the second half.

However, Chelsea levelled things up in the 79th minute as Emerson Palmeiri poked home from close range after Ross Barkley's header was saved by Simon Mignolet.

The two sides will meet again in league play on Saturday, with Chelsea hosting at Stamford Bridge.

"There will be a lot of discussions about VAR, it's not ideal - offside, the free-kick for the first goal", Klopp told Sky Sports. The linesman is in a really good position.

Daniel Sturridge has now scored 11 goals in his last 11 appearances in the League Cup, and much like Danny Welbeck, the England worldwide is very much on the periphery of first-team action at his club, having fallen out of favour, but both strikers have asked questions tonight.

The Belgium winger went past two Liverpool players around the halfway line before sending the ball through Robert Firmino's legs to Cesar Azpilicueta on the right flank.

Liverpool had just a weak Naby Keita attempt to show for their efforts up until that point, but the momentum soon swung their way and they would have felt just as aggrieved as their opponents not to have taken a lead into the break.

"We hit the crossbar and had a few interesting balls, but they scored twice and we scored only once". We still had the bigger chances in the first half.

"Eden's growing fast, he's growing fast in maturity, in choices he's making on the pitch and I think, in my opinion, we haven't seen the best yet".