Jamie Carragher: Liverpool were back to their best against Chelsea

Jamie Carragher warns Liverpool that they won't have crowd advantage for the second leg

Jamie Carragher says Liverpool were back to their best after the Reds drew 1-1 with Chelsea in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final.

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard broke the deadlock against the run of play after Emre Can fouled the Belgium international in the Liverpool penalty area.

They caused Chelsea massive problems

Jamie Carragher

However, the Reds hit back in the second half through Raheem Sterling, who beat Nemanja Matic and Gary Cahill for pace before finishing past Thibaut Courtois.

Liverpool maintained their electric tempo as Steven Gerrard, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana came close, but the Reds couldn’t find a winner.

But Carragher was still encouraged by his former side’s performance after Liverpool registered 20 attempts on goal in comparison to Chelsea’s two shots.

“It will be totally different. What I saw from Liverpool tonight was them at their best,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“When you have that pace and penetration in your play, bring the crowd together and use the energy from the players and crowd together, they caused Chelsea massive problems.

“They won’t have that at Stamford Bridge. I’m sure they’ll take six of seven thousand Liverpool fans, but they won’t be able to use the crowd.”

Liverpool ended a two-game losing streak against the Blues following their 1-1 stalemate at Anfield on Tuesday night.

The Reds haven’t won at Stamford Bridge since Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool side secured a 2-0 victory in the League Cup in November 2011.

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