Jurgen Klopp’s side will be searching for redemption whilst still psychologically knocked after their failure to win in the intimidating Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium on Tuesday, drawing the Champions League group game against Seville 3-3, having lead 3-0 at half-time.
Chelsea meanwhile comfortably disposed of Azerbaijan outfit Qarabag 4-0 in midweek, but Antonio Conte’s team will be weary from the 6,000 mile round trip and they have only completed one training session since returning to blighty.
A win for the reds at Anfield on would see them level on points with the reigning Premier League champions whilst a victory for Chelsea would mean close the gap on Manchester United in second place.
The Blues’ away form has been tremendous this season and will worry Klopp. 15 points out of a possible 18 is their record and with their current winning streak it looks set to continue.
But the Merseyside club have reason to be cheerful with four wins, two draws and no defeats at fortress Anfield sofar this term.
Liverpool are likely to deploy a 4-3-3 as is Klopp’s typical attacking formation. There s a question mark over Sadio Mane’s fitness after suffering from a hamstring issue and Joe Gomez could drop to the bench in place of Trent-Alexander Arnold.
Chelsea will surely opt for the 3-5-2 formation with emphasis on the wing-backs which has served them so well this campaign.