‘I love Anfield!’ – Hazard gushes over ‘epic’ goal at Liverpool

first_imgEden Hazard has said he loves playing at Anfield as he reflected on the Carabao Cup third round goal he netted for Chelsea against Liverpool in September. The winger scored a mesmeric solo effort in the 85th minute to give the Blues a 2-1 victory after they had overturned a 1-0 Liverpool lead. Hazard has put a total of seven goals past the Reds in his career, four of which have come at Anfield, and also scored three days after the cup encounter when the teams met in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Speaking to Belgian publication HLN, Hazard said: “I love Anfield. The stadium, the pitch, the atmosphere. I love to play there.”I have already scored several goals at Anfield, always against Simon [Mignolet] – sorry! But this one was worth it. One of my most beautiful goals ever. It had everything. And it was also one against a big club. That gives it extra exposure.”I came on with 20 minutes to play. And I lost the first five balls I touched. I thought: ‘Oh, oops, this is all going wrong’. Until I started running and dribbling. I saw the gap and kicked the ball. Bam! The excitement was huge.”After the match I have watched the goal several times. On repeat. I do that from time to time in the bus.  The moments you enjoy.”All my friends sent me messages too. All very praising. ‘Wow’. There was even a video of the goal with the music of Titanic – didn’t you show that to me? Epic.”Hazard has been a vital player for Chelsea this term and is their top scorer with 12 goals, three ahead of Alvaro Morata in second.But there has been consistent speculation linking him with a move away from the Bridge, in particular to Real Madrid, and the Belgian has failed to rule out a move could be on the cards in the summer. He even admitted he dreamed of playing for Los Blancos as a child back in December.There have been suggestions that Real’s hierarchy see Hazard as the replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who left to join Juventus last year.last_img read more