This will be Liverpool’s last fixture against a top six side this season. Reds lead the Premier League, two points ahead of Manchester City who has a game in hand.
Liverpool – WWWWW
Liverpool has won all of their past five games which includes vital wins over Bayern Munich and Tottenham Hotspur. Jurgen Klopp’s men were not at their clinical best against Porto on Tuesday but did create a good amount of chances. The 2-0 victory over Porto gives them the upper hand in their UEFA Champions League quarter-finals tie.
Chelsea – LWWWW
Chelsea has been inconsistent lately with their on-field performances. They needed to grind out a late winner against their Europa League quarter-finals opponent Slavia Praha. The Czech side made the Londoners work hard for the win, who had to introduce their star man Eden Hazard in the second half to get the win.
Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are recovering from their injuries. Although Gomez might find a place on the bench, neither of them is expected to start. Adam Lallana is another player doubtful for Jurgen Klopp.
Maurizio Sarri has no fresh injury concerns and will have his whole squad available for the Anfield trip.
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Klopp, Robertson; Wijnaldum/Henderson, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Kepa; Azpilicueta,Rudiger, Luiz, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic/Loftus-Cheek; Hudson-Odoi, Higuan, Hazard.
Both the teams need the three points on offer at Anfield. Liverpool is in the title challenge while Chelsea is fighting for a top-four finish in the Premier League.
At Anfield, it’s hard to see Liverpool getting defeated, but it was Chelsea who last defeated the Reds at their home.
Still, the result we expect is a Liverpool win. Chelsea defence better watch out for Mane but don’t forget about Salah on the other wing.