Two of last season’s top four meet at Anfield on Saturday evening, as Liverpool and Chelsea go head-to-head.
The hosts have won their last three Premier League games and will look to extended their unbeaten league run against the Blues to six games – having taken four points off the champions last season.
The game is being built as Mo Salah facing his his former club for the first time as a Liverpool player, with the Egyptian international currently the league’s top scorer with nine goals.
Jurgen Klopp though will be more focused on returning players, with the manager indicating that both Joel Matip and Adam Lallana could feature. Matip has missed the last two matches with a thigh strain, while Lallana hasn’t not yet made a senior appearance this term, also due to a thigh problem. Liverpool are expected to welcome back Simon Mignolet between the posts after he sat out the 3-3 draw with Sevilla, but Emre Can faces a late fitness test on a muscle injury.
Chelsea head to Merseyside off the back of a trip to Baku in the Champions League on Wednesday, with Antonio Conte admitting his frustration with the team’s fixture schedule. The Blues’ boss has revealed that Victor Moses will return to the squad after six weeks out with a hamstring injury, but the visitors are still without injured striker Michy Batshuayi.
The last three games between the sides at Anfield have finished 1-1, with Georginio Wijnaldum grabbing a second-half equaliser after David Luiz had opened the scoring with an impressive free kick.