I don't want to repeat a bad season like last year – Antonio Conte

It was Antonio Conte’s first defeat as Chelsea manager and the first time he had seen one of his teams beaten at home in a league game since Juventus lost 2-1 to Sampdoria in January 2013. 

The former Italy manager said both of Liverpool’s goals had been the result of defensive inattention from his players. 

In the first half it was not that intense. “We had the ball, so it’s about movement, playing football simply. We can come through the lines by running. 

“The most intense football is if you make a mistake and have to run in the wrong direction, as we did for their goal. 

Chelsea manager Conte, handed a second debut to Brazilian centre-back David Luiz, who returned to the club on transfer deadline day after two seasons at Paris Saint-Germain.  

Chelsea slumped to a disappointing 10th-place finish last season and Conte warned his players they risk meeting a similar fate this term if they do not sharpen up. “I don’t want to repeat a bad season like last year,” he said. 

“I don’t want that. For this reason we must pay attention in every single moment of the game, in every minute. “I’m the coach, so I must work more on this aspect. Now, it’s not enough. 

Because this is not the first time this has happened. “We must feel the danger in every single moment of the game, if we want to win and think like a great team. 

“Chelsea is a great team, but we must show this in every single game, to pay attention and be focused.” Chelsea were without captain John Terry, who damaged ankle ligaments in last weekend’s 2-2 draw at Swansea City.