A Premier League match between title challengers Liverpool and Champions League hopefuls Chelsea

A Premier League match between title challengers Liverpool and Champions League hopefuls Chelsea.

There is plenty of history here, Chelsea having derailed Liverpool’s last genuine title challenge in that game when Steven Gerrard slipped over at Anfield to gift Demba Ba that goal.

Liverpool will be desperate to avoid a repeat, while Chelsea will want to once again scupper their rivals hopes of a first league title in 29 years.



What is the team news?

Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson will return to the side for the visit of Chelsea having been suspended for the midweek Champions League win over Porto.

That means James Milner, the Scotland captain’s stand-in on Tuesday, is available for a midfield role – giving manager Jurgen Klopp a selection dilemma as Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson have both performed well in the last two matches.

Fellow midfielder Adam Lallana is expected to return to the squad after missing the last two games with a muscle injury.

Provisional squad: Allison, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane, Mignolet, Gomez, Matip, Moreno, Fabinho, Keita, Lallana, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Origi.

Chelsea will assess Callum Hudson-Odoi before opting whether to field the England teenager at Liverpool on Sunday.

Hudson-Odoi sat out Thursday’s 1-0 Europa League win at Slavia Prague with Maurizio Sarri insisting he needed to rest.

The 18-year-old travelled to Prague though, and will now be monitored in training ahead of Sunday’s Anfield clash.

Provisional squad: Kepa, Caballero, Azpilicueta, Zappacosta, Palmieri, Rudiger, Luiz, Christensen, Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Barkley, Kovacic, Willian, Pedro, Hudson-Odoi, Hazard, Giroud, Higuain.