Anfield will host one of the highlights of the midweek Premier League tour: One of the highlights of the Premier League’s mid-week tour will take place at Anfield, where Liverpool will face Chelsea in London.
This is a battle for sixth place in the Champions League against fifth.
Liverpool is after four consecutive defeats in the Premier League, beat Sheffield United 2-0 in the final round and ended an awkward streak. Ironically, Jurgen Klopp’s side have not won at Anfield since 17 December. Finally, Liverpool beat Tottenham at home (2:1). After a long hiatus, the Liverpool squad may end an unsuccessful streak in one of the season’s most important games.
Chelsea in a top-form. Although in the previous round they could not win against Manchester United (0:0), the team has a good chance of entering the top four. The Aristocrats have a very difficult calendar: in the previous round they played with the Red Devils, now they have to play with Liverpool, and then they have to play with Everton, Leeds and Atlético. The German specialist has been undefeated since he was appointed head coach of Chelsea.
Tuchel’s team conceded only 2 goals in 9 matches (one own goal by Rüdiger) and won six matches. In total Londoners have a 10-match unbeaten streak in all tournaments. Chelsea have been fighting Liverpool lately. Merseyside have beaten these two teams 4 of their last 5 Premier League matches, one of which ended in a draw. It turns out that the last time the Aristocrats beat Liverpool in the Premier League in 2018, and the match of the round at Anfield was last won by Chelsea in 2014. In the last 5 matches, Jurgen Klopp’s charges have scored 12 goals and conceded 5 goals.
This game is very important.
“This game is very important. We are very close to the top four and are going to win at Liverpool. We know it won’t be easy. Nevertheless, we are going with hope, and I am confident that we will be able to get a good result. The result at Anfield,” said N’Golo Kante.
The meeting was made even more interesting by the confrontation between two German specialists – Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel. Liverpool are sixth with 43 points and Chelsea are fifth with 44 points. If both clubs want to play in the Champions League next year, neither of them has the right to lose points in this match.
Before this match, the “Merseysiders”, as well as throughout most of the season, have serious squad problems. The team will not be able to help long-injured Virgil Van Dijk. Also missing: Matip, Gomez and team captain Henderson. However, there is some good news at Merseyside Camp. Diogo Jota and Fabinho could return against Chelsea. Allison, who missed the previous meeting, will also help the team. As for Chelsea, everything is in order there, except for Hudson-Odoi, whose game is in question.