Liverpool came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw against Chelsea in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final on Tuesday.
Steven Gerrard almost opened the scoring for the Reds when his powerful effort from range was tipped over the bar by Thibaut Courtois.
However, just moments later, Chelsea were awarded a penalty following Emre Can’s clumsy foul inside the box on Eden Hazard.
It was Hazard who stepped up to take the spot kick and he made no mistake with a calm finish into the bottom corner.
After the break, the match continued in the same pattern with the Reds seeing plenty of the ball and just before the hour mark they turned their dominance into a goal.
The Reds continued to pile on the pressure and Gerrard was within inches of giving his side the lead when his low strike hit the outside of the post.
Liverpool looked the more likely side to grab a winner late on, but they were unable to find a second goal leaving the tie all-square ahead of next week’s second leg.