Liverpool have begun their 2021-22 Premier League campaign in style by not only winning but keeping a clean sheet as well in both of their previous matches and now they get ready to welcome the European Champions Chelsea at Anfield this weekend.
Jurgen Klopp will be quite happy with his side’s performances in the opening two weekends. Meanwhile, Chelsea are also following the same path as Liverpool. Both sides know that this will be the first big test of the season for them. And thus, everyone is anticipating it to be a blockbuster clash.
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Match Preview
The battle of two of the most famous colours in the Premier League, as the Reds welcome the Blues at Anfield. The former Premier League champions and the current European League champions face-off to battle for the top spot in the Premier League table.
Liverpool will be looking to gain some early momentum in the competition after a topsy-turvy ride in the previous edition of the tournament. Moreover, the Reds will be full of confidence coming into this match. As they won 3-0 against Norwich City in the opening weekend followed by a 2-0 victory over Burnley in the last week.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are also having identical results similar to the Reds. The Blues have beaten Crystal Palace by 3-0 and the struggling Arsenal by 2-0 in their previous two matches. Moreover, Romelu Lukaku’s arrival might have given the Blues a boost.
It will be fascinating to watch the collision of two german managers as Jurgen Klopp welcomes Thomas Tuchle. Thus, the battle of two Premier League titans awaits this Saturday at Anfield.
The Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson has returned to the full training and thus, could make his presence felt against Chelsea. Meanwhile, Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain will also be returning to the squad after becoming a father in the previous days.
The Reds lynchpin Fabinho, who missed out in the last match following the demise of his father. Although it remains to be seen if he can make his return for the big clash.
Liverpool probable starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Prediction
It is one of the toughest ones to predict. With both the teams having a similar result in their previous outcomes, and having an organized line of defence it could end up as Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea.