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Liverpool Vs Chelsea: Team News, Line Up, Betting And Match Odds

Jurgen Klopp's side face a potentially season-defining visit from Maurizio Sarri's Blues as they look to keep their title ambitions on track

With one foot into the Champions League semi-finals after their midweek win over Porto, Liverpool turn their attention back to their pursuit of Premier League glory as they welcome Chelsea to Anfield on Sunday.

Goals from Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino ensured that the Reds' dream of European success remains on the right track but their fate remains out of their hands domestically thanks to Manchester City's game in hand.
Jurgen Klopp knows that the best his side can hope for is for Pep Guardiola's men to slip up over the final few weeks, but he will be acutely aware that his own side have to deliver the goods, particularly against another ferocious opponent.

Maurizio Sarri's Blues are themselves embroiled in a battle to claim a top four spot and Champions League football next season, though they left it late to seal victory in their Europa League tie on Thursday after Marcos Alonso scored an 86th minute winner against Slavia Prague.

Squads & Team News
Position          Liverpool squad
Goalkeepers Alisson, Mignolet, Kelleher
Defenders Van Dijk, Moreno, Matip, Robertson Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Phillips
Midfielders Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Milner, Henderson
Forwards         Mane, Salah, Firmino, Sturridge, Shaqiri, Origi

Andy Robertson will most likely be handed a recall after missing the win over Porto through suspension, relieving James Milner at left-back.

He may step into midfield however, at the expense of Naby Keita.

Potential Liverpool starting XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Fabinho, Henderson, Salah, Firmino, Mane

Position         Chelsea squad
Goalkeepers Kepa, Caballero, Bulka
Defenders Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Emerson
Midfielders Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Pedro, Loftus-Cheek, Ampadu, Hudson-Odoi, Moses,                                    Willian, Kovacic
Forwards         Hazard, Giroud, Higuain

After sitting out of the starting line-up for the win over Slavia Prague, Eden Hazard will be expected to reclaim his place for the domestic crunch clash.

Otherwise, Maurizio Sarri may keep faith with the same side who triumphed in the Czech Republic.

Potential Chelsea starting XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso; Barkley, Jorginho, Kovacic; Pedro, Hazard, Willian.

Betting & Match Odds
Liverpool are odds-on favourites to take the win at 4/6 with bet365. Chelsea are 17/4 to snatch the three points while a draw is available at 16/5.

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