Liverpool vs. Chelsea Live Stream Online 2017, Premier League: Preview, team news, how to watch.Jordan Henderson the scapegoat but Liverpool defensive issues run deeper. Mohamed Salah has nothing to prove vs Chelsea, says Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has nothing to prove when he faces his former employers Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend, his manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday. Chelsea signed Salah in 2014, but he only made 19 appearances before being loaned to Italian side Fiorentina the following season.
Chelsea made the perfect start when Ramires headed them into the lead after only three minutes but Liverpool’s confidence was not dented and Philippe Coutinho equalised spectacularly in first-half stoppage time. Coutinho put Liverpool ahead with a shot that deflected off John Terry with 16 minutes left before substitute Christian Benteke wrapped up a victory Klopp’s side thoroughly deserved.
Since his arrival at Anfield in October 2015, Jurgen Klopp boasts a strong record against big clubs — and a particularly impressive record against this weekend’s opponents, Chelsea. Two draws at Anfield and two fine victories at Stamford Bridge represents an excellent return of eight points from four matches.
This weekend, Liverpool face a Chelsea side attempting a slightly different strategy. Whereas previously their outstanding attacker, Eden Hazard, was fielded on the left of a 4-3-3 or 3-4-3 system, this weekend he’s likely to start centrally, fielded just behind Alvaro Morata, and allowed license to drift laterally across the pitch into pockets of space.
Chelsea haven’t beaten Liverpool in five tries (three 1-1 draws and two losses at the Bridge), but Chelsea also haven’t lost at Anfield since the game only Liverpool cared about in early May 2012 (before Di Matteo’s Chelsea beat them in the FA Cup final and then went on to win the Champions League as well). If you’re keeping track, that means that none of the current squad have ever tasted defeat at Anfield — Sturridge once did, but he now plays for Liverpool.Midfielder Emre Can is a doubt for the Chelsea match on Saturday, but first-choice central defender Joel Matip is back in full training after missing Liverpool’s last two games with a thigh strain.