Liverpool U18 coach Steven Gerrard believes Chelsea could struggle to keep hold of Eden Hazard if he continues his current form.

Gerrard reckons Hazard is now firmly established as a world-class player and could comfortably strut his stuff at La Liga‘s elite clubs.

“I’d say so (he’s world class),” Gerrard said.

“I’d have no doubt if he did sign for a Barcelona or Madrid that he wouldn’t do well over there, certainly around all them players.

“He is Chelsea‘s catalyst, playing against Chelsea over the years he was a nuisance, a nightmare.

“He picked up really clever positions, very strong, very quick, robust.

“Normally little small players you can bully them and dominate them, you can’t with him because he is so strong and powerful.

“Top, top player.”

Chelsea eased past Qarabag 4-0 in the Champions League tonight.