The Blues managed to avoid a defeat at Anfield and underline their status as genuine Premier League title contenders after a second-half resurgence from the Merseyside outfit.
Chelsea edged into a first-half lead thanks to David Luiz’s swerving free-kick past Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet to leave Conte’s side in control on the red half of Merseyside.
However, Liverpool managed to hit back through Georginio Wijnaldum after the Reds midfielder headed past Thibaut Courtois in the second half to offer the hosts a foothold in the Premier League clash.
Conte had the luxury of bringing on World Cup winners Cesc Fabregas and Pedro Rodriguez as well as £34m summer signing Michy Batshuayi in the second half at Anfield, while Klopp turned to Belgian striker Divock Origi and Senegal international Sadio Mane.
Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ on Wednesday morning, Carragher explained the differences between the Chelsea and Liverpool squads.
“Squad-wise, Liverpool and Chelsea are the two sides who are not in Europe. Do Chelsea have the strongest squad? They bring on Fabregas last night, they have a £30m striker in Michy Batshuayi who never plays, John Terry, so they have got a very strong squad. That’s the difference certainly to Liverpool,” Carragher said.
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