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Chelsea Defender Praises Prolific Liverpool Attack

David Luiz talked up Jürgen Klopp's side following Liverpool's 2-1 win.

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Liverpool's first half performance in their 2-1 win over Chelsea on Friday was typified by wonderful attacking play and a pair of superb goals. Even though things slowed in the second half, they were able to hang on for a crucial away victory.

David Luiz, who had just rejoined Chelsea after two seasons with PSG, was asked to deal with the Reds' attack in his return to Stamford Bridge. For large chunks of the match, that was a difficult task.

The defender talked about his experience against Liverpool and praised the play of the visitors.

"Liverpool controlled the game in the first half with a lot of possession, changing position," Luiz told (via the Echo). "Their second goal was amazing."

He blamed Liverpool's first strike -- a volley from Dejan Lovren -- on poor defensive awareness.

"[It] was a quick free-kick and we must pay attention to this sort of thing," he said. "Normally you have a line to defend the free-kick but they played short and they played quickly, and we didn't organize the line quickly so that is why they had two or three free players at the back and they scored a goal."

"This is the Premier League. When you make a mistake and don't pay attention, particularly from the free-kick, you pay," he added.

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