Coming into this game on the back of an impressive couple of games, Liverpool will be riding high on their recent wave of confidence.
Unlike their guests Chelsea whose season is all but finished, Liverpool have everything left to play for as they engage with Sevilla in the Europa League Final.
However, if you expect that Klopp might field an emaciated team against Chelsea, the recent comments by the German Manager contradict your claims. In addition to claims, Klopp responded by actions, as he fielded a second tier Liverpool side against Watford over the weekend.
Unlike Liverpool’s players who have everything left to play for this season, the Chelsea players might be coming into this game with one eye on the holiday period. Therefore, it won’t be wrong to expect that the effort levels of the Blues might drop in this particular fixture.
They are coming into this game on the back of a harrowing season and anything – bar the end of this season, won’t help them to soothe their nerves.
In addition to the return of Sturridge, one thing that deserves a mention in the buildup to this game is the home form of Liverpool. They are yet to lose a single game in their last 12 at home, winning 8 in the process.
Thus, if the task wasn’t already tough for Chelsea, the home form of their hosts should indicate the sturdiness of this game to the Chelsea faithful.
Here is how Liverpool are expected to line up against Chelsea …