Liverpool starts the new year with a trip to London, as it’s a big occasion, it’s Chelsea vs Liverpool so let’s have a look at the team news.
The Reds will look to get back to winning ways, after a narrow defeat at the hands of The Foxes in the last game. Klopp’s side is currently third one point below Tuchel’s Chelsea having played one game less than the Blues.
It’s a massive game for both sides challenging for the title, so let’s look at Liverpool’s latest injury and suspension news ahead of the fixture with Chelsea.
Chelsea v Liverpool: Team news
The fractured cheekbone that he suffered against AC Milan in the Champions League will at least take another three to four weeks for the Englishman to return to the pitch. Therefore, he is for sure missing the trip to Chelsea.
Harvey Elliott will continue to be on the sideline and will not be able to return to the pitch anytime sooner. But the youngster is making excellent progress in his recovery from a serious ankle injury.
The Belgian is out of action for quite some time after taking a knock in training. But he might be in contention to take part in the Chelsea game.
Thiago Alcantara has been out in the last few matches due to Covid. Club’s No. 6 looks doubtful for the game, as he has just recently been back to training. However, it looks like the team needs him for this game so he might be on the bench.
Takumi Minamino was not in the matchday squad against Leicester due to muscle fatigue. And there is an acute doubt for the Japanese International for the weekend’s game.
The experienced goalie will surely be out of the Chelsea game. The Spaniard suffered a calf strain and has been out of action for the past few weeks.
Robertson is currently serving a three-match ban after his sending off against Tottenham in their previous trip to London. The Scotsman is certainly out of the match day squad against Chelsea.