Liverpool vs. Chelsea
| Saturday, November 25th |
Premier League | Anfield
5:30PM GMT/12:30PM EST
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last five Premier League meetings with Chelsea (W2 D3). Chelsea however, have not lost any of their last five PL visits to Anfield (W2 D3). Since Jürgen Klopp took over us manager, Liverpool have won the most points in head-to-head matches between the "Big Six" sides in the Premier League (37 in 22 matches), followed by Chelsea (31 in 22 matches).
After 12 games, Chelsea are currently in third place with 25 points (W8 D1 L3), whilst we are in fifth place with 22 points (W6 D4 L2).
Álvaro Morata is Chelsea’s man of the moment and has had a hand in 12 goals in his first 11 PL matches for the Blues (eight goals, four assists), more than any other Chelsea player in the competition’s history.
Our standout player is of course former Chelsea player, Mohamed Salah, who has had nine goals and two assists in the League this season. This is the most goals by any Liverpool player in their first 12 appearances in the PL.
Projected Liverpool Lineup (4-3-3)
Mignolet; Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Moreno; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Coutinho; Salah, Firmino, Mané
Emre Can is a doubt while Klopp is currently assessing whether Adam Lallana is ready to return. Joel Matip is back in training after missing the last league match with a knock.
While he is not a natural holding player, Jordan Henderson is a great passer with tremendous energy who is always willing to sacrifice himself - something most seem to have forgotten as of late. Expect him to be back in the starting line-up tomorrow, with the side remaining largely unchanged from Tuesday night except for Simon Mignolet in goal.
Antonio Conte has indicated that former Liverpool loanee, Victor Moses has recovered from his hamstring injury and should be on the bench tomorrow at Anfield. Chelsea will however be without Michy Batshuayi (ankle), Kenedy (muscle) and Charly Musonda (knee).
What the Managers Had to Say
Jürgen Klopp: "It will be a different game against Chelsea. It will be at Anfield and if we can create a special atmosphere that will help for sure. We have quality, skills and potential in all parts, especially in the offensive game. But as a team we need to bring it all day and every day on the pitch. That’s our challenge."
Antonio Conte: "I know Salah very well. He played in Italy for many years. He is a technical player but at the same time he’s very fast, very good at one v ones, and he’s good at finishing."
Referee: Michael Oliver Assistants: Gary Beswick, Simon Bennett Fourth official: Chris Pawson
Kickoff is set for 5:30PM GMT/12:30PM EST tomorrow, and television listings for the match can be found on LiveSoccerTV. In the meantime, we'll be keeping you updated with all the buildup to the game, including team news as it's released, our live matchday thread, and post-match recaps from The Liverpool Offside staff. If you want to join the discussion, sign up for an SB Nation account to have your say on the action as it happens.