Ivanovic sees Liverpool v Chelsea clash as crucial for the Blues

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic believes clash with title rivals Liverpool could set the tone for the remainder of the Blues season.

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic believes clash with title rivals Liverpool could set the tone for the remainder of the Blues season.

The Serbia international said: "It's going to be a very important game for us, one of the deciding games this season.

"We must be ready for the big fight. Our team likes to play big games and big challenges.

"I hope we're going to be ready for Liverpool, because it's a massive, massive game for us. It's very important for this part of the season to play defensively well.

"We have done in the last two games and it's good for us. We have to keep going. We have to defend as a team. For us it's very important to keep on this way and to try to fight as a team."

 
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