The Italian added that his team showed "great character" to respond to their 3-0 loss to Roma two weeks ago to seal their spot in the Champions League knockout stage. "He's a top, top, top player", the Belgium global told reporters.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has a fearsome frontline, including fit-again Sadio Mane who scored in the topsy-turvy 3-3 draw at Sevilla in the Champions League on Tuesday when the Merseysiders surrendered a three-goal lead.
Conte made no secret of his displeasure at having to make the long journey east and then face Liverpool in a high-profile Premier League clash as early as Saturday. I don't want to make an excuse, but this is the reality. His goal in the win over Watford was crucial to get Antonio Conte's side back on track while his relationship with compatriot Alvaro Morata continues to flourish.
One man who shone in particular was Eden Hazard. Still has some work to do defensively but is certainly one of the brightest young full-backs across Europe.
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It wasn't the most exacting session, with Warner batting in a hat and only facing throwdowns. He's just had a hit ... he's very confident, and he says he's good to go", said Smith.
The weekend's most eye-catching match-up comes at Anfield, where fifth-placed Liverpool and third-placed Chelsea square off in a bid to hang onto City's coat-tails.
Cesc Fabregas netted another penalty, before Willian rounded off scoring. Playing in a more withdrawn midfield role for the most part this season, the Brazil global remains one of the Premier League's best playmakers.
Duterte eyes PNP return to drug war
By returning the drug war back to the PNP, Roque said, the President did acknowledge that the PNP "is not a flawless organization". "We are ready", he said in another text message.
Salah, who's scored 3 goals in 4 games against Chelsea in his career (all with FC Basel back in 2012-2014), will pose as great of a threat as any faced by Chelsea this season and that's before we get to the rest of his similarly quick and risky teammates. Has been in stunning form of late, with his performance against West Brom last week one of the best Premier League fans have seen this season. When you consider that they've conceded 17 goals in the league this season - two more than Swansea who are in the bottom three - it becomes very clear where their issues lie.
Threading a pin-point pass behind the Qarabag defence, Hazard sent Willian clear on goal and the Brazil winger tumbled into the area after Sadygov grabbed at his arm. Is there someone missing from our XI that deserves a place?
Jack Maynard breaks silence on controversial I'm A Celeb exit
A string of tweets were found in which Maynard used the n-word to refer to his friends and called people "faggots" and "retarded". Get Me Out Of Here! earlier this week, reports suggest the star now won't be paid for his stint in the jungle at all.