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Liverpool host Chelsea in a monumental Premier League clash with significant top-four implications as Jurgen Klopp confirms Alisson and Fabinho will be in the squad, while Thiago Silva misses out

Liverpool welcome Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea to Anfield on Thursday night
The fixture will have significant implications in the race for a top-four finish.

Jurgen Klopp and Tuchel have a lot of history, having played each other 14 times
Chelsea come into the game in fifth place, one point ahead of Liverpool in sixth
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool welcome Chelsea to Anfield on Thursday in a midweek classic that will have significant implications in the race for the top-four.

Liverpool will be looking for another confidence-building result after a 2-0 away win at Sheffield United last weekend stopped an unwanted run of four consecutive Premier League defeats.

As for Chelsea, the Blues remain undefeated since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival, though they are now in a rather more tricky spell of matches, which started with their rather uneventful 0-0 draw with Manchester United last weekend.

At the start of the season, few would have predicted that come March, a fourth-placed Liverpool would be desperate to beat a Chelsea side managed by Tuchel, with rivals Everton level on points and with a game in hand.

Nonetheless, with three points paramount for both sides, Sportsmail takes you through the important information you need to know.

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Liverpool vs Chelsea: When is it and how to watch?

The intriguing Premier League match-up between Liverpool and Chelsea kicks off at 8.15pm on Thursday, March 4 at Anfield.

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.

Sky Sports subscribers can also watch the game online by streaming it on Sky Go.

Viewers can also buy Sky Sports day pass from NowTV for £9.99, with a month pass at £33.99.

Liverpool vs Chelsea: Team news

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed both Alisson and Fabinho will be in the squad against Chelsea.

Thomas Tuchel has revealed Thiago Silva is still not ready to face Liverpool on Thursday night

Liverpool have received a timely boost with the return of both Alisson Becker and Fabinho, who Klopp has confirmed will both be in the squad against Chelsea.

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Alisson was left out of the squad against Sheffield United on compassionate grounds following the death of his father, while Fabinho has missed the last four matches with a muscular injury.

Klopp also provided an update on summer signing Diogo Jota, who has not played since December.

The forward was due to make his return against Sheffield United but was kept at bay by illness. Klopp has now confirmed he is feeling better, however, though he did not say whether the striker will be in the squad.

Thomas Tuchel has won just three times against Jurgen Klopp in the 14 matches they’ve played

As for Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that depcentre-back Thiago Silva remains sidelined, having been out injured since the Tottenham game over a month ago.

While the clash between Liverpool and Chelsea has major implications in the race for the top-four, it is also significant due to the rivalry of Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel.

The pair have played each other on 14 previous occasions, with Klopp coming out vastly on top, having won nine of those fixtures.

There have also been three draws, while Tuchel has won twice, including in their most recent encounter in the Champions League group stages back in 2018, in which Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain shared a win apiece.

However, the rivalry goes beyond just matches played against each other.

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In fact, Tuchel has proceeded Klopp at both Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, now following him to the Premier League.

And though the current Chelsea boss had a better record than Klopp during his time with Mainz, he could not say the same throughout a lesser spell at Dortmund.

With significant parallels to be drawn between the two, comparisons have often been made, something that has irritated Tuchel on numerous occasions.


League position: 6th

Top scorer: Mohamed Salah (17)

Top assists: Roberto Firmino (5)

Goals scored: 47

Goals conceded: 34

Clean sheets: 7

Passes: 17,184


League position: 5th

Top scorer: Tammy Abraham (6)

Top assists: Timo Werner (5)

Goals scored: 41

Goals conceded: 25

Clean sheets: 12

Passes: 16,548

Liverpool vs Chelsea: The odds

Despite Liverpool’s drop in form of late, they still come into Tuesday’s Premier League clash as the favourites.

Klopp’s men are favoured at 6/5 to win, while Chelsea are the underdogs at 11/5, with a draw at 13/5.

And with the pair currently chasing the Champions League, those comparisons will surely be drawn once more.

And with the pair currently chasing Champions League, those comparisons will surely be drawn once more.

And with the pair currently chasing a Champions League, those comparisons will surely be drawn once more.

Unsurprisingly, the Premier League’s top scorer Mohamed Salah is the favourite open the proceedings at 10/3, while Tammy Abraham is the favourite to break the deadlock for Chelsea at 6/1.


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