Liverpool host Chelsea in a mouth-watering clash on Sunday afternoon at Anfield Road. The hosts somehow managed to steal a 1-3 victory over Southampton in spite of conceding the first goal of the game in the previous round at St. Mary’s Stadium. They went on to beat Porto 2-0 at home in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday night and will generally come into this high on confidence.Jurgen Klopp’s men go into this round with a two-point cushion on reigning champions Manchester City who have a game in hand, though. The Reds can’t afford any more slip-ups and this clash with Chelsea should be the toughest of six upcoming fixtures for them (at least on paper).
However, the visitors will also enter the affair on a high after a strong display in an easy 2-0 victory over London rivals West Ham United on Monday evening at Stamford Bridge. Belgian superstar Eden Hazard stole the show with a fantastic brace on the night.
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Head-to-head
Liverpool are winless in last five head to head clashes with the Blues and this might be a big concern for Jurgen Klopp ahead of Sunday’s outing.Just one of these five fixtures saw three or more goals scored, meaning Chelsea’s defensive line usually did well against Liverpool in recent head to head clashes.Teams shared spoils in a 1-1 draw when they locked horns in this term of the Premier League at Stamford Bridge.Three of last four league matches between these two likes ended with an identical 1-1 scoreline.