One of the longest seasons’s for Liverpool in recent history continues this mid-week as the Reds are back on their home turf and welcome an out of sorts Chelsea for their last home game of the season.
With the fans in full voice, Guus Hiddink’s side will find it hard to turn the table after their defeat to Sunderland in their last game and with the manager also admit that his players might be playing with the EURO16 in mind, it is hard to see the Blues take anything from this game. And with hardly anything left to play this season, the momentum that Klopp’s side have built up in recent times might be enough to steer them home on the night as the German manager tries to complete the double over Chelsea in his first season in charge of the club.
With Benteke leading the line against Watford in the recent 2-0 victory, Liverpool looked dangerous but with the Chelsea side showing some signs of form, Klopp is expected to revert back to a string starting XI.
Henderson, Ings, and Origi are out for this game through injury while Sakho is out suspended. Danny Ward picked up an injury in the weekend and ended his season leaving Adam Bogdan as the only other alternative to Simon Mignolet. The likes of Milner, Can, Lallana and Sturridge are all expected to back for this game.
Here is Liverpool’s predicted line-up to face Chelsea this week:
The injury to Ward along with the clean-sheet at the weekend will see the Belgian start the game against Chelsea high on confidence.
Arguably the best defender for Liverpool throughout the season, Clyne is one of the first names on the team sheet for Liverpool and will start this game on Wednesday.
Growing in confidence every game, Lovren has been spectacular in recent games and will have to be at his best against Chelsea this week.
After being rested for the weekend game, Tore will be up and ready to face a daunting task against the likes of Hazard and Costa on Wednesday.
Though he has been erratic, the Spaniard has been a decent outlet for Liverpool all season and will keep his place in the starting XI this week.
The skipper on the night in the absence of Henderson, Milner, who had a superb game against Villarreal will have a tough job on his hand to control the midfield against the likes of Fabregas and Mikel.
A sizzling performance a week ago along with a much-needed rest in the weekend will see the German international start this game against Chelsea.
Showing signs of improvement, Lallana, who played a big part in the victory over Villarreal also scored a goal in the weekend and will hope to continue his decent run of form at Anfield on Wednesday.
Showing his class yet again in the superb performance against Villarreal, Firmino is one of the most important players for Liverpool on the night against the Blues.
The little Brazilian played only the first half of the game at the weekend against Watford and will be fresh and fully fit for this crunch tie at Anfield.
Having brushed aside rumors linking him away from the club, Daniel Sturridge will have a point to prove against his former employers as he tries to continue his goal-scoring form from the 3-0 victory against Villarreal.