Liverpool welcome Chelsea to Anfield for a Premier League clash at Anfield on Saturday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 12.45pm GMT. Live TV coverage is available on BT Sport 1. Live Radio coverage will be available on BBC Radio 5Live. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:20pm GMT.


Liverpool welcome Premier League leaders Chelsea to Anfield on Saturday. The fixture will bring back bitter memories for everyone associated with the club, especially captain Steven Gerrard, as it was his slip against the Blues which handed Manchester City the title last season.

The Reds were on the verge of their first domestic title in over 20 years, but it was not to be. The skipper will be reminded of it when he steps on the pitch against the current leaders.

Brendan Rodgers will hope that his players can recover from the recent slump which has seen his team win just one of their last five games in all competitions.

The manager is still without main striker Daniel Sturridge, who is recovering from a calf injury he suffered during training and that means Mario Balotelli's run in the team continues, despite the Italian international struggling to find the back of the net for Liverpool in the Premier League.

Diego Costa
Diego Costa is set to return to the starting lineup for Chelsea\'s visit to Anfield on Saturday Getty Images/Clive Rose

Chelsea come into the game with an unbeaten streak and are tipped by all to run away with the title this season.

The Blues are comfortably top of the table, but come into the game following a 1-1 draw in the Champions League, with Jose Mourinho not very happy with his team's performance in recent games.

The Portuguese manager has a fully fit squad to choose from, and with Diego Costa being omitted from the Spain team for the upcoming internationals, he is guaranteed to start against Liverpool on Saturday.

Ramires has also returned from injury and will be vying for a start and could replace Willian in the first XI.

Stat of the Match: Chelsea have lost just one of their last six league and cup games against Liverpool (W3, D2).

What Managers Say

Brendan Rodgers: "This weekend's game against Chelsea is obviously a big game. We'll have learnt from last season's defeat to them, it'll be tough though. They're the best team in the league at the moment, that's why they are top of the league. When we play at Anfield, no matter the opponent, we have every confidence we can go on and get a result."

Jose Mourinho: In the Premier League, I am not surprised with anything. Every match is difficult, you don't know when people are going to lose points. After the World Cup it's difficult, you don't have time to have a proper pre-season. I think they're fighting for the title the same as we are."

Betting Odds (

  • Liverpool to win: 23/10
  • Chelsea to win: 5/4
  • Draw: 12/5

Team News


Injured: Sturridge, Sakho, Flanagan, Jose Enrique

Doubtful: N/A

Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Mignolet; Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno; Henderson, Gerrard, Allen, Coutinho; Sterling, Balotelli


Injured: N/A

Doubtful: N/A

Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Courtois; Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas, Ramires; Oscar, Hazard; Costa