Frank Lampard hailed the displays of N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic.
“He is an amazing player and character, he just wants to play,” Lampard said of Kante. “He is humble in his life, but on the pitch he is a machine.
“Of course, he will be hugely important. This is a player who hasn’t trained much, had a swollen ankle on Tuesday evening and he wanted to play today and managed 120 minutes. You saw what he brings to the team. There will be more as he hasn’t trained much.
“I am delighted to work with him, I respect him so much as a player and now it is really nice to work with him. He will be really big for us.”
Lampard also said he is very excited by Pulisic.
“I was pleased and there is a lot more to come,” Lampard told reporters. “The expectancy is right, he is a big signing for us but you have to remember his age. He’s 20 and come into the league, into this game, against Liverpool, one of the most intense teams in football.
“It took a bit of time early in the game to get his feeling. But once he did, you could see his confidence in carrying the ball and to create.
“I am really happy with him. There is lots, lots more to come, again all the good signs for what he can be for the club.”