Liverpool vs. Chelsea
Premier League (22) | Anfield
January 31, 2024 | 8.15pm (GMT)
The Reds wish to full an ideal January of seven wins from seven on Wednesday evening, however they may face a Chelsea facet with a renewed sense of confidence after a poor begin to the season.
Listed below are the ten fundamental issues you will want to know forward of Liverpool vs. Chelsea.
1. Workforce information
2. Chelsea accidents
Former Liverpool goal Levi Colwill is more likely to miss out on Wednesday as he works his means again from a hamstring damage.
Malo Gusto, Reece James, Marc Cucurella, Romeo Lavia, Lesley Ugochukwu and Wesley Fofana are all absent for this one, whereas Christopher Nkunku and Trevoh Chalobah may make the bench.
3. Cup closing rehearsal
The 2 sides met in each home cup finals again in 2021/22, with Liverpool rising victorious on penalties on these two events.
With either side nonetheless concerned within the FA Cup, it couldn’t occur once more, may it?
4. Klopp nears milestone
Jurgen Klopp may write one other piece of historical past if he’s to take all three factors from the midweek encounter at Anfield.
The Liverpool boss is one victory away from racking up 200 league wins with the membership, and would attain that landmark quicker than any Reds boss in historical past with a win over Mauricio Pochettino’s facet.
Trent Alexander-Arnold may additionally put his identify within the document books once more, along with his subsequent look set to be his three hundredth in all competitions, making him simply the third-fastest Liverpool participant to succeed in that tally.
This has been a famously dry fixture so far as targets are involved lately, with the 2 sides yielding seven straight attracts from the final seven conferences.
Final April noticed the edges draw 0-0 for the fourth consecutive sport, earlier than the impasse was lastly damaged in a 1-1 draw within the season opener at Stamford Bridge again in August.
6. Palmer the hazard man
Cole Palmer has 13 targets to his identify in 27 appearances to date this season, together with seven assists in addition.
A objective on Wednesday would take him as much as double figures within the Premier League for 2023/24, having registered a formidable six objective involvements in his final 4 outings.
7. Workforce picks itself?
The luxurious of getting nearly all of the senior gamers again in motion means the choice on Wednesday evening may probably be a simple one.
8. Fortunate escapes
Klopp joked again in December that the membership had been “fortunate” to not have spent massive on Romeo Lavia and Moises Caicedo, with each ending up at Stamford Bridge as an alternative.
The previous has registered simply 32 minutes of Premier League soccer on account of numerous accidents, whereas the latter is failing to reside as much as his British-record £115 million price.
We’re greater than content material with Wataru Endo for £16 million, thanks!
9. Tierney’s again… once more
Our good good friend Paul Tierney will take cost of this one, the fun!
The Kop chanted “F**okay off, Tierney!” on the official following a string of questionable selections throughout the 3-0 win over Brentford. It’s not daily a referee will get namechecked within the stands.
He might be assisted from the sidelines by James Mainwaring and Scott Ledger, whereas Andy Madley takes on fourth official duties.
John Brook is answerable for VAR at Stockley Park, the place he might be assisted by Sian Massey-Ellis.
10. Sustain with the motion
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One other massive one, this. Up the Reds!