Premier League leaders Liverpool welcomes Chelsea at Anfield on Wednesday night less than a month before the two teams face each other in the EFL Cup final at Wembley.

Klopp’s men have extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 10 games, while they have only lost one of their last 17 matches over the last two-and-a-half months.

In the last seven meetings between the two clubs have ended as draws, including four 0-0 stalemates in 90 minutes this run of consecutive draws is the longest between two top-flight teams in English football history.

However, the West Londoners have only lost two of their last 11 visits to Anfield, with those defeats coming in succession in April 2019 (2-0) and July 2020 (5-3), while they have also won a Premier League record 18 games against teams starting the day at the top of the table.

Liverpool will have to cope without Mohamed Salah, Joel Matip, Kostas Tsimikas, Thiago Alcantara and Stefan Bajcetic while Wataru Endo is still away with Japan at the Asian Cup.

On the other hand Chelsea will be without Reece James, Lesley Ugochukwu, Wesley Fofana, Robert Sanchez, Marc Cucurella, Romeo Lavia and Trevoh Chalobah while Nicolas Jackson,Christopher Nkunku and Malo Gusto remains doubtful.

Taking into account seven games which both teams have shared points, another closely-fought contest could be on the cards on Wednesday, although Liverpool’s impressive record at Anfield will likely give them the edge.


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