Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea: Sterling sets up crunch Stamford Bridge return leg

Eden Hazard had given the Blues the lead by winning and then burying a first-half penalty but the England international’s brilliant burst through the defence levelled matters

Liverpool and Chelsea could not be separated as they drew 1-1 in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final at Anfield.

The Blues took the lead somewhat against the run of play when, after a great run by Cesc Fabregas, Eden Hazard won a penalty off a clumsy Emre Can challenge and buried the opener from the spot.

But Raheem Sterling levelled in fine style midway through the second half when he turned and drove through a group of Chelsea defenders before firing in low from just inside the area.

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