Former Liverpool defender predicts results of Reds’ upcoming conflict with Chelsea

Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has predicted the Reds will play out a 1-1- draw in opposition to their upcoming opponents Chelsea within the Premier League.

The 2 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 mean time. A win wouldn’t solely be a lift when it comes to factors, however would even be an enormous psychological benefit.

Lawrenson, nonetheless, believes Liverpool can be proud of a degree after lastly ending their dropping run in opposition to Sheffield United of their earlier recreation.

“Chelsea don’t concede many objectives, however they don’t rating many both. Their new supervisor Thomas Tuchel has sort of completed 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 aim menace.

“Liverpool bought again to successful methods at Sheffield United on Sunday, however it is a a lot greater check. I believe they are going to be fairly proud of a degree,” 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 aspect 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 objectives has been a problem. 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 in opposition to the Reds.

Tuchel’s aspect 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 need to return to successful methods.

The race for the highest 4 is prone to go all the way down to the wire this season, with the likes of West Ham United, Leicester Metropolis, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur within the combine as properly.

Revealed 03 Mar 2021, 12:09 IST

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