• David Tyrer

Match Preview: Liverpool vs Chelsea

Date & time: Sunday April 14th, 16:30 BST

Where: Anfield

What channel: Sky Sports Premier League

Referee: Michael Oliver


This is the big one.


It's been said many times this season, and it's been true almost every time but on this occasion it's genuinely the 'big one'.


Liverpool have been on a good run of late. There have been a few draws thrown in along the way but we're still unbeaten since we lost to Man City in January.


But Chelsea are probably our toughest remaining opponent in the league and 3 points against them, and we're looking at 4 final fixtures that are all 100% winnable.


Not only that, but the majority of those sides will either already be relegated or simply have nothing left to play for by the time we play them.


Let's not forget the significance of the fixtures itself either (as if we could, with Sky Sports reminding us of that game in 2014 every 5 minutes). It would be a huge 3 points and would also banish the memories of that day when our last title challenge fell to pieces that season.


Injuries & Suspension

As in many recent games, there isn't a great deal of team news, other than to say that Andy Robertson is back in the squad after missing the mid-week Champions League quarter-final first leg through suspension.


Joel Matip is likely to return to partner Virgil Van Dijk at centre back, whilst Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still not considered available to be in the match-day squad.


Chelsea have no immediate injuries or suspensions but Maurizio Sarri will likely rotate those players rested against Slavia Prague in the week back into his first team starting lineup.


Form

Liverpool: W-W-W-W-W (all comps)

Chelsea: L-W-W-W-W (all comps)


Predicted line-up

Andy Robertson is certain to be restored to the starting 11, whilst we'd fully expect either Naby Keita or Jordan Henderson to make way for a - hopefully - rejuvenated Gini Wijnaldum.


Other than that, don't be surprised to see more-or-less the same 11 as started against Southampton last Friday night.


Starting line-up: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Milner, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Mane, Salah and Firmino.



 
 

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