- Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard is one of the best five players in the world
- He helped Belgium finished third at the 2018 FIFA World Cup where they won bronze in Russia
- Meanwhile, Scotland and Liverpool defender believes the Belgian is among the best stars
Liverpool star Andy Robertson has ranked Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard among the top five best player in the world.
The Scotland international made this statement ahead of his country's encounter against the Russia 2018 bronze medal winning team Belgium at Hampden Park on Friday night.
Both players have clashed on several occasions in the Premier League but is yet to face the 27-year-old in the international arena.
Daily Star reports that the Chelsea star has been directly involved in 25 goals in his last 25 assignments for his national team and also put up an impressive performance in Russia.
Although, the forward is yet to sign a new contract with the Blues, his transfer saga has been put on hold at the moment as he is enjoying new life under Maurizio Sarri.
And Robertson, who himself has performed admirably for Jurgen Klopp’s side so far this season, has praised the former Lille star’s ability.
“He is probably in the top five [players in the world] at the minute,” he told Sky Sports.
“I have come up against him many times so I know what threat he can have.
“Even if he is having a quiet game, he can pop up at any point and turn a game. That is what we are up against.
“He is special. The way he turns and gets at players and commits two or three defenders, there’s not many that have that.
“He has been unbelievable for Chelsea and Belgium and it is somebody that we need to watch.
“The problem with Belgium is, you can’t focus on just Hazard because somebody else pops up. We have to be aware of all of their threats.
“We will be ready for them and do our best to stop them but we must cause them problems going the other way as well.”
Belgium will be looking to build on their excellent World Cup campaign in the all-new Uefa Nations League.
Roberto Martinez and his team have been pitted with Iceland and Switzerland in Group A2.
Alex McLeish’s men have been grouped with Albania and Israel in C1 and are hoping to fight to qualify for Euro 2020.
Legit.ng previously reported that Chelsea star Eden Hazard scored a penalty against Newcastle United to emerge the club’s third best top scorers in the Premier League.
The Belgium playmaker calmly slotted in from the spot after taking two steps as the Blues claimed a 2-1 win at St James' Park.
The goal also saw Hazard topple club’s icon Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink goals account during the Premier League era.
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