Liverpool go into Tuesday’s Anfield showdown against table-topping Chelsea in a game which they’ll be looking to arrest their recent damaging decline.
It’s been a miserable week for the Reds – they’ve been knocked out of two trophies in the space of a week; from the dire performance in the 1-0 defeat at home to Southampton in the EFL Cup, to the lacklustre showing against Championship side Wolves in the FA Cup at Anfield.
Liverpool have gone from not being defeated from Anfield before the commencement of Swansea’s shock victory to suffering three defeats on the spin at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, who’ve gone in for a lot of criticism recently, will be looking to erase that damning statistic by halting Chelsea’s title bandwagon in its tracks when they visit Anfield on Tuesday.
The latter are six points clear at the top, ten in front of Liverpool – from now on it’d take a remarkable Blues collapse and for the Reds to win their final ten games.
Liverpool must travel back to when the pre-season objective was to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Obviously, it’s disappointing to be settling for the minimum – having seen our campaign promise so much in the earlier stages of the season.
Therefore, Jurgen Klopp’s side must continue their feat of being unbeaten against top six sides in the Premier League, when Antonio Conte’s Chelsea come to Anfield. A draw wouldn’t be the end of the world, but a defeat would worsen the aura on the red half of Merseyside & leave us staring at the rotten tomatoes once more.
Which side should Klopp go for when they come to Anfield on Tuesday night? Here’s my verdict – I’m going for the 4-4-2 diamond.