Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has predicted the Reds will play out a 1-1- draw towards their upcoming opponents Chelsea within the Premier League.
The two sides will sq. off at Anfield on Thursday and the sport might have a serious influence on who finishes within the high 4.
Liverpool and Chelsea are separated by only one level on the league desk in the meanwhile. A win wouldn’t solely be a lift in phrases of factors, however would even be an enormous psychological benefit.
Lawrenson, nevertheless, believes Liverpool might be comfortable with some extent after lastly ending their dropping run towards Sheffield United of their earlier recreation.
“Chelsea don’t concede many targets, however they don’t rating many both. Their new supervisor Thomas Tuchel has type of accomplished steps one and two, which had been to tighten them up on the again, and cease conceding,” Lawrenson wrote in his column for BBC Sport.
“Now he has started working out step three, which is make them extra of a objective risk.
“Liverpool acquired again to successful methods at Sheffield United on Sunday, however it is a a lot greater take a look at. I believe they are going to be fairly comfortable with some extent,” Lawrenson opined.
Chelsea will head into the sport as slight favourites
Liverpool have had the higher hand on this fixture in latest seasons, however they’re with out a number of key first-team gamers. Jürgen Klopp’s facet have struggled for consistency this season and that is maybe Chelsea’s greatest probability to get one over the Merseyside outfit.
Chelsea are but to lose a recreation below Thomas Tuchel, however scoring targets has been a difficulty. Timo Werner is but to seek out his goal-scoring contact below his compatriot, whereas the likes of Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic have struggled to revive their early season type.
Chelsea final beat Liverpool within the league in 2018, and it will maybe be their greatest probability to finish their two-year winless league run towards the Reds.
Tuchel’s facet have misplaced some floor within the battle for the highest 4 spots as they’ve drawn their final two video games within the league, and can wish to return to successful methods.
The race for the highest 4 is more likely to go right down to the wire this season, with the likes of West Ham United, Leicester City, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur within the combine as properly.