Liverpool will be aiming to keep their good form going when they face Chelsea in a crunch Premier League clash at Anfield this Sunday.
The Reds are currently top of the table, having played a game more than Manchester City.
They could kick-off on Sunday behind the Cityzens as Pep Guardiola’s men entertain Crystal Palace hours before the showdown at Anfield.
On current form, Jurgen Klopp’s men are showing great character and determination to keep plugging away and collecting the wins.
However, they will be up against a Chelsea side, who have been in resurgent form off late.
Maurizio Sarri seems to have found the right balance in his starting XI, which is enabling the team to play in an expressive way.
If past history of this fixture is to be taken into account, the Blues have heaped plenty of misery on the Reds at Anfield. In fact, Liverpool haven’t beaten Chelsea at home since 2012.
Hence, if Klopp and his men manage to get the three points on Sunday, it would be huge for them.
Here’s how we think the manager may line his team up come Sunday:
GK - Alisson
He is their first-choice keeper and should be in goal on Sunday.
RB - Trent Alexander-Arnold
The youngster has been good going forward, but his defensive work will be put to stern test against Eden Hazard.
CB - Joel Matip
He was rested for the Porto game. Even though Dejan Lovren is back playing games for Liverpool, Matip should start against Chelsea.
CB - Virgil van Dijk
The Dutchman is just an irreplaceable cog in the team. He will be aiming to keep another clean sheet on Sunday.
LB - Andy Robertson
The rest he got as a result of a suspension from the Champions League game would surely help him fire on all cylinders on Sunday.
CDM - Fabinho
The Brazil international has been in good form in that defensive midfield role. He is almost certain to keep his place in the team.
RCM - Jordan Henderson
The captain has flourished playing in a slightly advanced midfield position. He should be doing the same on Sunday.
LCM - Georginio Wijnaldum
The Dutchman was rested for the midweek game, hence, he would be fresh to start on Sunday and add more physicality and pressing power to the Liverpool midfield.
RW - Mohamed Salah
The Egyptian king broke his drought in the previous league game. He would certainly be aiming to put one past his old team.
FWD - Roberto Firmino
He is one of the important cogs in the team and probably one of the first names on the teamsheet.
LW - Sadio Mane
The Senegal international has been in good form since the turn of the year. Chelsea defenders would be wary of him.
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