Liverpool FC will face Chelsea FC star
Jamie Carragher is confident that Liverpool FC will be able to keep Romelu Lukaku at bay when he hosts Chelsea FC in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Belgian striker got off to a good start in the Premier League this weekend when he helped Les Bleus to a 2-0 victory over Arsenal in the Emirates.
Lukaku dominated the Gunners’ defense and scored just 15 minutes into the game to help the Blues control north London.
Reece James then added a second for the visitors as Thomas Tuchel’s men won all three points to climb to the top of the Premier League table.
The 28-year-old forward will expect Chelsea FC to travel to Anfield to face Liverpool FC on Saturday night.
However, former Liverpool FC defender Carragher is confident Jurgen Klopp’s side have the talent at their disposal to be able to keep Lukaku at bay during the game.
Speaking on Sky Sports Monday Night Football, Carragher said: “Liverpool will not change for Chelsea.
“Liverpool have a defender who can take on anyone one on one. He is the only Premier League player who wants to try his luck against Lukaku.
“Liverpool will be brave, Jurgen Klopp will be brave, because he has someone of that stature.
“It will be a big battle, who knows who will win, but I have no doubt that Liverpool will be looking to reach the middle line.
“I’m not trying to hit Lukaku. He’s been in England before and he’s a top striker. But what we’ve seen against Arsenal doesn’t mean he’s going to do that to all defenses. It was a bad organization.
“Lukaku didn’t do that every time he wore a Manchester United shirt or an Everton shirt.
“He’s a handful, he’s a top striker who will score a lot of goals, but a lot of it is Arsenal.”
Chelsea FC are currently at the top of the table after winning their first two matches against Crystal Palace and Arsenal.
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