Preview: Liverpool Vs Chelsea – Prediction, Lineups & Key Players

Liverpool vs Chelsea preview

The timing of this clash couldn’t have been more perfect. Liverpool host Chelsea at Anfield for a Premier League fixture that both teams are eager to win. Both clubs have had a miserable season so far and 3 points here would be a much-needed boost for these struggling clubs.

Liverpool sit in 9th and Chelsea in 10th. Both clubs have equal number of points, albeit the Reds having a game in hand. Injuries haven’t helped either club, with multiple key players having to sit on the sidelines for various reasons.

Last season, both clubs played the most amount of games(63) across all competitions in Europe. Chelsea and Liverpool faced each other in the Carabao and FA Cup finals. While Liverpool lost the final of the UEFA Champions League to Real Madrid, Chelsea travelled all the way to South America to compete in the FIFA Club World Cup.

Many pundits have suggested that this could be one of the reasons for their dismal runs this season, having had a burnout campaign last time out. The Reds lost 3-0 to a resurgent Brighton in their last Premier League match and could use a win against the Stamford Bridge outfit to boost morales inside the dressing room.

While Chelsea and Potter are under pressure of their own, owner Todd Boehly has made it very clear in his backing for his manager. Player power seems to be a thing of the past for the Blues now, with any player not able to perform at an elite level, to be shown the exit door at SW6.

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Liverpool vs Chelsea – Team news

Both Liverpool and Chelsea have their own set of injury concerns. Klopp has lost most of his attacking pool on the sidelines, and a similar thing could be said for Potter and Chelsea.

Klopp will be without the likes of Van Dijk, Arthur, Firmino, Jota, Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez. Of these, except for Darwin Nunez, all of the other players are out with long-term injuries, and do not look likely to return in time for the clash against Chelsea.

Predicted Liverpool lineup: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Gomez, Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago, Keita, Elliot, Gakpo, Salah

Imagine Scaloni gets the chance to manage Diego Maradona in a parallel universe 😍🔥



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