Liverpool legend, John Barnes, has advised Chelsea to let their best player, Eden Hazard, leave.
Liverpool benefited from a parting with Philippe Coutinho two seasons ago and Barnes feels those at Stamford Bridge should consider doing the same.
Barnes said it’s time to “get away from Eden Hazard” as the Reds did with Philippe Coutinho.
Liverpool agreed to part with the Brazil international playmaker, Coutinho, in the winter transfer window of 2018.
Before then, Coutinho had been a key part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans, but was allowed to move to Barcelona.
Liverpool moved on to become serious contenders for the Premier League and Champions League crowns.
Chelsea now find themselves in a similar position when it comes to Belgium forward, Hazard.
The Reds legend told beIN Sport,
“I think they need to get away from Eden Hazard.
“I think Liverpool, when Coutinho left, they were a much better team.
“I think Hazard influences the team so much that anywhere he goes you have to give him the ball.
“They’ve got good players and they can’t show their worth.
“When Coutinho left, as much as he was the best player, the team became a better team.
“And I think Hazard dominates that team so much that every time they get the ball they have to give it to him.
“I think they’ve got to get away from Hazard because they’ve got good players, like Willian and Pedro.
“But they’re not able to show what they can do because it’s all about Hazard.”