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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants his side to be switched on in each and every game of the 2016/17 Premier League.

Conte's men suffered their first defeat of the ongoing season when Liverpool clinched a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge. The hosts faced a 2-0 deficit at half time after Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson scored a goal each. Diego Costa pulled one back in the 61st minute but Chelsea were not able to get back into the game.

The 47-year-old manager made three changes to the team in the 83rd minute but the move came too late as Liverpool ran away with three points. The home side came up with a lacklustre performance in the first half and allowed Klopp's men to dominate.

Lovren was unmarked when he received Philippe Coutinho's cross before slotting it into the goal. David Luiz, who replaced an injured John Terry, had a tough second debut as The Reds kept the pressure on Chelsea's back line.

Despite Friday's defeat being his first setback at the Bridge, Conte wants his players to remember what went wrong last season and not repeat the same mistakes. Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho was sacked as Chelsea manager after The Blues were reeling under relegation scare before finishing 10th in the 2015/16 season

"We mustn't forget last season. When you finish in 10th place it means you have to work very hard to improve to make sure you don't repeat the bad season," Conte was quoted as saying by The Guardian.

"I think that, this season, the manager, the players, all the people who work for Chelsea must take their responsibility. Because, I repeat, we win together, we lose together.

"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.

"Chelsea is a great team, but we must show this in every single game, to pay attention and be focused."

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