Tuchel has enjoyed an excellent start but is now in the midst of a much tougher run of fixtures and will no doubt be hoping for better than Sunday’s dour 0-0 draw with Manchester United in what is a crucial fixture in the race for Champions League qualification.
The Reds returned to winning ways following the disappointment of a first Merseyside derby defeat at Anfield in a generation by beating Sheffield United 2-0 on Sunday evening.
But this will be a far bigger test of Jurgen Klopp’s side as they look to salvage their season by making the top four.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Liverpool vs Chelsea is scheduled for an 8:15pm kick-off on Thursday, March 4, 2021.
The game will take place behind closed doors at Anfield because of current coronavirus restrictions.
How to watch Liverpool vs Chelsea
TV channel: Thursday’s game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports’ Main Event and Premier League channels.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can watch the game online via the SkyGo app.
Liverpool vs Chelsea team news and lineups
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Kabak, Robertson, Thiago, Wijnaldum, Jones, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Subs: Milner, Keita, Adrian, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jota, Shaqiri, Origi, Rhys Williams, Neco Williams
Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Ziyech, Mount, Werner
Subs: Arrizabalaga, Alonso, Pulisic, Zouma, Kovacic, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz, Emerson Palmieri
Liverpool vs Chelsea prediction
Fabinho’s return would be a major boost for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp knows they can ill-afford another defeat in their pursuit of a top four spot. For Chelsea, a draw would be a decent result.
Liverpool vs Chelsea head to head (h2h) results
- Liverpool wins: 23
- Draws: 14
- Chelsea wins: 20
Liverpool vs Chelsea odds and betting tips
- Liverpool to win: 11/8
- Draw: 11/4
- Chelsea to win: 11/5