Chelsea of England winger, Victor Moses was glad to make a long-awaited return to action with The Blues, as footballlive.ng reports that he was part of their dramatic away victory against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup.
After missing all of The Blues’ matches so far this season in the English Premier League and Europa League, due to the new gaffer’s change in tactics, Moses was back in the squad for the trip to Anfield and played a key role in his side’s dramatic 2-1 win.
While Moses ended up playing all 90 minutes of the match, it was Belgian wonder, Eden Hazard who got off Chelsea’s bench to strike the crucial winner on Merseyside.
Moses, though, was just happy enough to be part of the night’s comeback thrills, as Daniel Sturridge had made amends for missing an earlier sitter by edging The Reds in front on the hour mark, only for the visitors to hit back in style.
Having initially been shut out of the game by the opposition, second-half substitute Hazard sparked into life and played a direct part in both late goals for his side.
The Belgian’s free kick led to Emerson Palmieri levelling up against the run of play, and the in-form forward then took matters into his own hands with an individual goal of the highest quality to win the tie five minutes from time.
With one eye on their upcoming Premier League battle, the teams showed eight changes apiece from their most recent league outings, with full Liverpool debutant Fabinho one of eight players on the field making their first start of the season.
Sarri then turned to Hazard as the hour mark approached, but the change did not initially have the desired effect as Liverpool edged in front 60 seconds later.
Sturridge made no mistake on this occasion, sending the ball flying into an unguarded net from 12 yards with a scissor-kick after Caballero parried Keita’s stinger into his path.
Liverpool held fellow unbeaten top-flight side Chelsea at arm’s length for the next 20 minutes, before the visitors struck a cruel blow through a right-sided Hazard delivery.
From a free kick the hosts never felt should have been awarded, Barkley glanced the ball on target and Emerson was quickest to react to the loose ball, prodding it over the line from close range.
In a gripping tie, Sturridge nearly regained the lead for Liverpool when his effort lobbed Caballero but came back off the frame of the goal.
The comeback was then complete six minutes later thanks to Hazard’s piece of brilliance, slaloming through a couple of opposition players and unleashing a fierce shot into the bottom corner from 15 yards to end Liverpool’s cup run at the first hurdle for the second year running.