Liverpool boss ready for Chelsea clash

Chelsea have won 12 of 14 games in both the Premier League and the Champions League this season.

“I don’t think any team is unstoppable, quite frankly,” Hodgson said.

“All teams, however good they are, are stoppable. All teams will have bad days and will lose matches.

“They might not lose many in a season but they will lose some.

“There is no doubt we have to hit the ground running against Chelsea and we will.

“I think I can guarantee our fans Chelsea won’t leave here without having had a hell of a game on their hands.”

“I have to hope that unlike Arsenal and Manchester United, where I think we gave credible performances, this time luck is on our side and we come away with three points,” added the Liverpool manager.

“We could easily have done it against Arsenal and we could have done it against United.

“But I’m sure that has been forgotten. We got one point having played with 10 men (against Arsenal) and then lose in the 85th minute having got it back to 2-2 (against United).

“We go into the game with momentum but I want performances not momentum.

“I want performances like I’ve seen in the last three games and I want it from the first minute to the last.”