"So that's a really good group, a really strong football team". Only one of the last 4 LFC managers having landed a club prize - Kenny Dalglish during his brief 18 month return to the hot-seat.
"I think he was just showing him, this is what we do and if you step out of line, you'll be off".
Although Maurizio Sarri is yet to settle on his preferred starting line-up, Chelsea have bolted out of the blocks and were leading the Premier League table up until The Hammers held them to a derby stalemate on Sunday. "We really want to win that game", he said.
Former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes believes Jurgen Klopp's current Liverpool side are not as good as the team managed by former Reds boss Rafa Benitez. I don't put pressure on each player who plays tomorrow.
Klopp insists the Brazil global still has a key role in his future plans but needs time to adjust to the Premier League and Liverpool's style of play.
That's not to say we should surrender against Liverpool. Since then he's [been] brilliant.
The reds get their League Cup campaign underway on Wednesday night, in the first of two games in four days against the men from Stamford Bridge.
"It looks like the more Eden plays, the better he gets", Zola said of Hazard, who was voted the seventh-best player in the world at the Best FIFA Football Awards in London on Monday.
"If I see one player tomorrow have the feeling that it's "only the League Cup" then he will have a problem". If you don't perform, it's hard to improve your situation.
Sarri won't want to compromise his style of play too much so we could see summer signing Jorginho keep his place as he's been the heart-beat of Chelsea's new-look side this season. But the situation is nobody in this team at the moment is bad.
Liverpool are in the midst of a hard stretch of games which has seen them beat Tottenham Hotspur, Paris Saint-German and Southampton so far, but after the two Chelsea games they will travel to Napoli in the Champions League before hosting Manchester City in a huge Premier League clash. We will try again. It's Wembley and I remember when we were there we wanted to win it - we were close, but we didn't.
"It's not different between him and other players".