A mouthwatering clash in the fight for European football next season takes place at Anfield tomorrow when Liverpool host Chelsea. Liverpool will be looking to keep up their momentum after their hard fought 1-0 victory away at Wolves in the FA Cup replay during the week. Graham Potter’s side defeated Crystal Palace in the last round of fixtures after going 4 games without a win.
Both teams are far from full strength, with both Jurgen Klopp and Graham Potter missing a lot of their first team players through injury. Virgil Van Dijk, Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota, Arthur Melo and Luis Diaz are all still missing for the Reds. Darwin Nunez has returned to first team training but is doubtful to start the game.
Chelsea will be without new signing Joao Felix after he received a straight red card in his debut for the Blues last week. Raheem Sterling, Denis Zakaria, Christian Pulisic, Edouard Mendy, Armando Broja, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, and Wesley Fofana are all out for Chelsea through injury.
The last Premier League meeting between the two sides was last over a year ago, a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool got the better of Chelsea in 2 domestic cup finals last season so the Blues will be out for some measure of revenge.
Both teams are level with 28 points in the league with Liverpool in 9th and Chelsea in 10th. Both teams are looking to recover from their lackluster first halves of the season. Chelsea fans will be eager to see if new signing Mykhalyo Mudryk will make an appearance for Chelsea. Potter hinted his new signing would get some minutes in his pre-match press conference.
Where to Watch The Game:
The game will be shown on BT Sport (KO 12:30pm).
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