Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was delighted to get back to winning ways against Wolves on Tuesday night, and he will be hoping that his team will be just as solid defensively when they take on Chelsea this weekend.
The Blues also recorded a positive result last weekend, ending a poor run of form, so this game is massive for both clubs in terms of providing some momentum for the rest of the season.
With regards to team news, Klopp is sweating over the fitness of Darwin Nunez (thigh) and Kostas Tsimikas (back), while Virgil van Dijk (hamstring), Roberto Firmino (calf), Arthur Melo (thigh), Diogo Jota (calf) and Luis Diaz (knee) have been ruled out.
Chelsea‘s injury list is even longer. Denis Zakaria (hamstring), Edouard Mendy (broken finger), Christian Pulisic (knee), Raheem Sterling (hamstring), Reece James (knee), Ben Chilwell (hamstring), Wesley Fofana (knee), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (calf), N’Golo Kante (hamstring) and Armando Broja (knee) are all unavailable. Joao Felix is suspended after his red card in the defeat to Fulham.
The bookmakers have made Liverpool the favourites with Coral pricing them at 20/23 for the win. A draw is 3/1 with Unibet while a victory for Chelsea is 31/10 at Betfair.
Predicted Score – 1-1