Kai Havertz sends strong warning to Liverpool ahead of Stamford Bridge clash

Chelsea record signing Kai Havertz believes his side can take points from Liverpool when both sides clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

The highly-rated attacking midfielder, who arrived from Bayer Leverkusen for an initial £72million, got his first taste of action for the Blues on Monday night at Brighton.

He was handed a starting XI by Frank Lampard but was largely ineffective after being deployed out wide in a 4-3-3 system.

It was rather expected, however, as he has only arrived around a week earlier, and would likely need some time to adapt to the new system and new teammates.

The rest of the Premier League are not going to wait until he gels, though, and the next opponents are the reigning champions, Liverpool.

The 21-year-old midfielder is aware of the quality Jurgen Klopp’s men possess, but he also sent a warning to Liverpool that Chelsea also have the firepower to strike back.

He said: ‘Of course they is one of the best teams in the world. We show respect but we are a very great team as well.

‘It will be a very hard game but for them also. We will work hard and I think we will have a chance to take points.’

The Germany international also revealed he found it difficult against the Seagulls but assured the fans that it was more of a lack of match sharpness and adaptation period.

‘It was a very tough game, very difficult because I had long holidays and I came back and trained for five or six days with the team,’ said Havertz.

‘More important is that we won so I am very happy to make my debut.

‘The Premier League is much tougher than the Bundesliga. I have seen that in training and saw it in the game as well. But I am happy to play 80 minutes and hopefully next week I will continue.’

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