The Blues sealed their spot in the showcase tournament's knockout rounds with a 4-0 thumping of FK Qarabag on Thursday morning, with Willian scoring a brace, while Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas also found the net after their Azerbaijani opposition were reduced to 10-men early.
It was a decision that frustrated Qarabag boss Gurban Gurbanov, who said: "Maybe if we were not a small country or small team the decision would've been different". For me it was a penalty - I don't think for you guys it is, but for me it was a penalty.
However, the Spanish side came roaring back in the second half and two mistakes from Alberto Moreno cut Liverpool's lead to one goal.
Manchester United legend Ferdinand, meanwhile, added: 'He's definitely world class. The Brazil worldwide was involved in all the four goals scored by the visitors.
Willian, who had been involved in all four of the goals, then completed the demolition job by riding a challenge and thundering home a 20-metre strike with five minutes left.
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The Belgium global has enjoyed plenty of success during his time in London, winning two Premier League titles and the league cup. He told The Guardian: 'The most important thing is to perform well for myself and the team.
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Conte was reluctant to single out any one player, despite Willian's decisive performance.
The Spaniard had been a top performer this season until Tuesday night and Klopp has the option to persist with him, hand Andy Robertson a rare opportunity or return James Milner to the position.
Hazard was nominally Chelsea's central striker but the Belgian playmaker had freedom to roam and it was from a deeper position that he triggered his side's 21st-minute opener.
"These players show me every day great commitment, great will, desire to fight".
"I don't want to make excuses, but this is the reality".
"We know the admiration that I have for Real, but I'm at Chelsea".