- Klopp makes changes
- Mudryk on the bench
- Alexander-Arnold and Henderson dropped
WHAT HAPPENED? The line-ups for Liverpool's pivotal clash against fellow underperformers Chelsea have been announced and Klopp has caused a stir with his selection. Ninth-placed Liverpool will be without Trent Alexander-Arnold, captain Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Joel Matip, and Darwin Nunez from the start. Young defensive midfielder Stefan Bajcetic keeps his place.
Chelsea have named a largely unchanged team to the one that beat Crystal Palace 1-0. Marc Cucurella comes in at left-back with Lewis Hall set to play higher up the pitch, replacing Carney Chukwuemeka. Mudryk is on the bench and Mateo Kovacic doesn't make the squad.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: In what is Klopp's 1,000th game as a manager, Liverpool will be hoping to finally get their season going and secure a much-needed three points.
If Chelsea win, they will leapfrog their opponents but the Blues haven't won an away game since they faced Aston Villa in October of last year.
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WHAT NEXT FOR LIVERPOOL/CHELSEA? Both clubs need to start putting some points on the board if they're hoping to play in Europe next season. The game could be a proverbial 'six-pointer'.