Liverpool vs Chelsea, Premier League preview: Team news, line-ups and where to get live streaming
Chelsea will be aiming to seal their UEFA Champions League spot for next season with a victory at Anfield on Thursday.
Liverpool, on the other hand, will be looking to get back to winning ways after losing to Arsenal and drawing against Burnley in their last two Premier League games.
After the match, Liverpool will finally lift the Premier League trophy in a special ceremony on their famous Kop stand. Watch Liverpool vs Chelsea via live streaming.
Where they stand in the Premier League table
Reigning Premier League champions Liverpool lead the table with 93 points. However, Jurgen Klopp will want his boys to end the season on a high.
The match holds immense significance for London side Chelsea though, who lead fourth-placed Leicester City (62) by just a point although with a game in hand.
Dropping points at Anfield, however, could make things tricky for Frank Lampard’s men who face a strong Wolverhampton Wanderers side on the last day of the season.
Likely starting line-ups
Liverpool predicted starting XI: Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Andy Robertson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane
Chelsea predicted starting XI: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Reece James, Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ross Barkley, Jorginho, Mason Mount, Willian, Olivier Giroud, Christian Pulisic
Injury updates and team news
The return of midfielder James Milner will be a huge boost for the Reds after the veteran recovered from a thigh problem.
However, Liverpool’s long-term absentee – captain Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip – will continue to leave a void in the Premier League winning squad.
Chelsea will be sweating over star midfielder N’Golo Kante’s fitness ahead of their crucial Premier League fixture. With the manager previously confirming that the French international was facing a hamstring problem, the midfielder will be hoping to make an important cameo in the encounter.
Liverpool vs Chelsea head-to-head
Liverpool have faced Chelsea 55 times in the Premier League so far, with the Reds winning on 21 occasions and the Blues winning 20 times. The remaining 14 matches have ended in draws.
Liverpool’s recent dominance in the league over the last two seasons has seen Jurgen Klopp win against Chelsea in the last two matches. While Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in September last year, Chelsea had lost 2-0 at the Anfield in March 2019.
Frank Lampard’s men, however, pulled off a brilliant 2-0 win against Liverpool at the Stamford Bridge in March in the FA Cup fixture.
Players to watch out for
A comprehensive win at the Wembley Stadium against Manchester United should see Chelsea continue with a similar attacking line-up with Olivier Giroud spearheading it.
Though the Frenchman has scored eight goals for Chelsea this season so far, his hold-up play up front has allowed Christian Pulisic and Willian to run at opponents’ defence with intent.
Liverpool are expected to field a similar line-up they fielded against Arsenal. With Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah hungry for goals and in contention for the Golden Boot, Jurgen Klopp will be looking for his side to put on a show.
Where to watch Liverpool vs Chelsea live
Liverpool will take on Chelsea at Anfield will kick off at 12:45 am in India on July 23, Thursday. The match will be broadcast live on Star Sports Select 1 HD, Stars Sports Select 1. You can also watch live streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.