Liverpool welcome Chelsea to Anfield this Wednesday in what is their Penultimate game of the season.
The Reds will finally get their hands on the Premier League trophy on Wednesday and will be looking to put in a performance of intent and keep their home unbeaten record intact.
Chelsea still have a top-four fight in their hands and will be looking to build n their impressive win against Man Utd in the FA cup last time out. The Blues return to Premier League action after overcoming Man Utd t book a spot in Wembley for the FA cup final.
Xedrain Shaqiri returned the matchday squad for the first time this year, meaning that only Joel Matip, James Milner, and Jordan Henderson are on the treatment table for Klopp.
Frank Lampard meanwhile has Billy Gilmour and Ngolo Kante missing for this tie.
Head to head
The last five PL meetings between both teams have featured two draws and two wins for Liverpool. However, Chelsea hold a superior head to head in their recent cup meetings with two wins in three recent cup meetings.
Liverpool dropped their first PL point at home this season in their last home game against Burnley. Before dropping those points, the Reds were on 24 games consecutive wins at home in the PL.
Despite the statement, the hosts are still formidable at home. This season alone at home, they have kept seven clean sheets in the league while conceding 13 times.
However, since the restart, Jurgen Klopp’s boys have been inconsistent with two losses (W3, D1) in seven games.
In that period, they kept just two clean sheets and dialed to score in two games. To out in context, the Reds failed to score only once in the PL before the restart.
Meanwhile, four out of the seven matches in that period featured over 2.5 goals.
Chelsea, on their own, have been patchy on the road since the restart. They have failed to put together a run of two away wins in the league so far.
Their away form since the restart reads w4, L2, although two of those wins came in the FA cup.
Overall they still remain formidable, having taken 15 points from the 21 available (w5, L2). They’re without a draw thus far.
The Blues have lost just one of their last first halves since the restart, while they’ve scored in all but one of those first halves.
Meanwhile, Frank Lampard’s men have not kept an away clean sheet in their last four games, with three of the games in that period featuring over 3.5 goals.
Over 3.5 goals @ 6/4
Both teams to score/Yes @ 8/15
Liverpool to win both half @ 12/5