It is a do or die for Liverpool.
A fixture the Kops need to win so bad, that a private jet had to fly Sadio Mane back from the Africa Cup of Nations, after the star forward failed to help his side sail through to the semis. 10 points separate the Blues from the Reds. A season that shone so much hope on the Reds faithfuls is slowly headed to the dogs.
A week has turned out to be a long disastrous period for Jurgen Klopp and his men. Disaster struck when they suffered a premier league reversal with a 3-2 loss to rock bottom Swansea, before getting dumped out of the EFL and the FA Cups in a span of 3 days. That sums sup what has been a thoroughly miserable start to the year for Liverpool.
Liverpool’s terrible run could turn into a nightmare, days after that 2-1 Wolverhampton stab. They face a flying Chelsea side, and it could get worse. Liverpool has become stale in the final third in the recent matches, as has been the midfield which has been static and less creative. Coming up against a Chelsea side that loves to sit dip, there is little to suggest that the Kops will have lots of chances on the night.
Diego Costa is currently top of the scoring charts in the division, and this could be the man to hit the final nail on Liverpool’s season. Although Liverpool came out on top in the reverse tie at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea looks like a favourite in this one.
In 5 contests, the Blues are yet to taste defeat at Anfield. This contest has always been entertaining and closely fought, hence you can predict that there will be goals, with Chelsea likely to come latch home the opener..
Tough one for Liverpool!