Fabio Aurelio has revealed Liverpool had plans to target Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech prior to their 4-4 draw at Stamford Bridge this week.
"It was mentioned before the game by our goalkeeping coach Xavi Valero that Cech positions himself early for crosses," explained Aurelio on liverpoolfc.tv.
"When I stepped-up to take the free-kick, I noticed he was already in a position to wait for a cross, as were the men in the wall, so the space was there to try a shot.
"It was agreed beforehand that we would attempt it because even if the goalkeeper were to save it, he would position himself closer to the goal for the next free-kick and leave our players with more space to attack the cross inside the box.
"Fortunately it came off and was part of a good beginning for us."