Liverpool vs Chelsea

Liverpool will be looking to bounce back after the disappointment of their midweek draw with Sevilla when they host Chelsea on Saturday evening.

Joel Matip is expected to return from injury to face the Blues while Adam Lallana could similarly be involved since suffering a pre-season thigh injury.

Victor Moses will be available for Antonio Conte after being sidelined for six weeks with a hamstring injury.

Jurgen Klopp’s side host Chelsea and will go level on points with the Blues with a victory.

Liverpool are unbeaten at home in the Premier League this season and have only conceded one goal in their six matches at Anfield.

Champions Chelsea initially struggled in their title defence but four wins on the bounce has put them within nine points of leaders Manchester City.


It’s a big game for…

Mohamed Salah. The winger faces his former club with a point to prove. Having been given little chance to prove himself at Stamford Bridge, Salah is now flying at Liverpool with 14 goals to his name in all competitions this season – he barely managed 14 appearances at Chelsea. Liverpool will be hoping the speedy Egyptian can make all the difference for them come Saturday evening.

Player to watch…

Alvaro Morata. The Spaniard has had a hand in 12 goals in his first 11 Premier League games for Chelsea (eight goals, four assists) and looks to be getting better and better with each passing week. Against a Liverpool defence not exactly known for, well, defending, Morata will certainly fancy his chances – especially having seen the way in which Sevilla cut open the Reds’ backline on Tuesday night.

Head to head…

Liverpool 1 Chelsea 1, Premier League, January 2017

Chelsea 1 Liverpool 2, Premier League, September 2016

Liverpool 1 Chelsea 1, Premier League, May 2016

Form guide…

Liverpool: DWWWWL

Chelsea: WWWLWW


Liverpool to win: 21/20

Draw: 13.5

Chelsea to win: 14/5