Liverpool vs Chelsea LIVE: Premier League score, result and reaction from flat goalless draw at Anfield

Liverpool and Chelsea continued their disappointing seasons as the injury-hit mid-table teams played out an uninspiring 0-0 draw at Anfield in the Premier League.

Chelsea thought they had raced into a third-minute lead when Kai Havertz fired home from close range after a corner, only for VAR to rule the German offside.

Liverpool seemed shorn of confidence as they looked to avoid three straight league defeats, only creating half chances with new signing Cody Gakpo missing the best of them in the opening period.

The visitors introduced big-money January arrival Mykhailo Mudryk in the second half but, while he looked lively, the Ukrainian was unable to lift the Blues, who earned a point that leaves them 10th in the standings, with Liverpool eighth.

Relive the action as Liverpool draw with Chelsea at Anfield:

Liverpool vs Chelsea LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

  • Liverpool draw 0-0 with Chelsea in opening Premier League clash of the weekend

  • FT - Liverpool and Chelsea play out uninspiring goalless draw at Anfield and remain in mid-table

  • 84’ CHANCE! - Alexander-Arnold smokes a shot over the bar from inside the box (LIV 0-0 CHE)

  • 60’ SHOT! - Ziyech lifts a shot over the crossbar from the edge of the box (LIV 0-0 CHE)

  • 38’ CHANCE! - Thiago Alcantara’s effort from range is smothered by Kepa (LIV 0-0 CHE)

  • 32’ SAVE! - Alisson palms away Badiashile’s headed effort (LIV 0-0 CHE)

  • 5’ DISALLOWED GOAL! - Havertz’s opener is ruled out for offside (LIV 0-0 CHE)

  • 3’ GOAL! - Kai Havertz pokes him a rebound off the post from a Chelsea corner (LIV 0-1 CHE)

Liverpool FC 0 - 0 Chelsea FC

FT Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

14:39 , Michael Jones

Both Liverpool and Chelsea could find themselves 12 points away from the Champions League spots by the end of the weekend if Newcastle and Manchester United win their respective games.

That’s a huge gap to close down but there’s still half a season to play.

FT Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

14:36 , Michael Jones

Who will be the happier manager after that draw?

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FT Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

14:33 , Michael Jones

With eight wins, five draws and six defeats from their 19 Premier League matches this season Liverpool have 29 points.

It is their lowest points tally at the halfway stage of a Premier League campaign since 2014/15 under Brendan Rodgers (28).

FT Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

14:29 , Michael Jones

A point each sees Liverpool move up to eighth as they draw level on points with Brentford but have a better goal difference. Chelsea remain 10th in the table just behind the Bees.

Graham Potter won’t be too displeased. Taking a point away from Anfield is always a good result and his team’s performance was better than recent games.

Full-time: Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

14:26 , Michael Jones

90+5 mins: Andy Robertson brings the ball down the left side then knocks it across to Jordan Henderson. Henderson lets fly but his effort is deflected over to Darwin Nunez.

Nunez blasts one at goal but Cesar Azpilicueta is on hand to block the effort out of play!

The final whistle goes and the points are shared at Anfield!

It ends goalless.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

14:23 , Michael Jones

90+2 mins: Brilliant defending! Mudryk goes on a fine run down the inside left and slips the ball into the box for Carney Chukwuemeka.

He takes a touch before poking the ball at touch but that leaves Andy Robertson enough time to take across and get the block in!

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

14:22 , Michael Jones

90 mins: There’s going to be five minutes of added time to play. Even since Kai Havertz’s disallowed goal this match has been lacking in thrills and spills.

Will we see some late drama and a match-winning goal perhaps?

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

14:19 , Michael Jones

87 mins: Can one of these teams find a winning goal? There’s going to be plenty of time added on at the end of the 90 so there could be as many as 10 minutes left to play.

Mo Salah flicks a pass into the middle of the box but can’t find a teammate and the Blues clear their lines.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

14:14 , Michael Jones

84 mins: Chance! Liverpool bring the ball down the left wing and work it across the face of goal. It curls out to Trent Alexander-Arnold who drills one back towards the target but lifts it agonisingly over the crossbar!

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

14:13 , Michael Jones

81 mins: Trevoh Chalobah goes down injured and needs a bit of treatment from the medical team. He takes the mick getting off the pitch and the referee books him for time wasting.

Graham Potter makes a few changes for Chelsea Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Carney Chukwuemeka and Cesar Azpilicueta all come on to replace Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, and Trevoh Chalobah.

Jurgen Klopp also brings on Curtis Jones, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

14:08 , Michael Jones

78 mins: Mason Mount receives the ball on the right wing for Chelsea and spins it towards goal before cutting inside and looking to play Kai Havertz into the box.

He slips the ball past Joe Gomez but Havertz can’t beat Alisson to the loose ball and the goalkeeper leaps on top of it.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

14:05 , Michael Jones

75 mins: Trent Alexander-Arnold is introduced by Jurgen Klopp. He needs someone with more pace than James Milner to deal with the speed of Mykhailo Mudryk.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

14:03 , Michael Jones

72 mins: Conor Gallagher has had a good day today. He’s been a nuisance for Liverpool and almost gets his rewards with a pinpoint cross over to the far side of the box.

Mykhailo Mudryk sneaks in behind James Milner and tries to control the ball instead of taking a shot. His first touch isn’t great and the winger knocks it out of play.

Big opportunity wasted by Chelsea there.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

13:59 , Michael Jones

69 mins: Liverpool push up the pitch as Joe Gomez brings the ball forward. He gives it to Harvey Elliott who flicks a pass over to Mo Salah on the right side of the box.

Salah can’t bring the ball under control as Marc Cucurella piles the pressure on him. The ball squirts loose to James Milner who runs onto a first time shot and smashes it well wide of the target.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

13:55 , Michael Jones

66 mins: Jurgen Klopp switches things up now and introduces Darwin Nunez to replace Naby Keita. Harvey Elliott drops into midfield with Nunez taking up a spot on the left side of the forward line.

Chance! At the other side of the pitch Mudryk almost celebrates his debut in the perfect way. He dances into the box with the ball, weaves into space then drills a shot into the near side-netting!

That would have been some goal.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

13:53 , Michael Jones

63 mins: Badiashile starts a move for Chelsea and gives the ball to Jorginho in the middle of the pitch. He flicks the ball on to Conor Gallagher who sends the ball out wide for Mykhailo Mudryk.

Mudryk’s first touch is top heavy though and he knocks the ball into the penalty area where Alisson marshalls it out of play.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

13:51 , Michael Jones

60 mins: Chance! Mason Mount floats a cross field pass over to Hakim Ziyech who brings the ball under control and shifts inside from the right.

He goes past a couple of defenders before hitting one with his left foot and lifting it over the crossbar!

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

13:47 , Michael Jones

57 mins: Here comes Mykhailo Mudryk! The Ukranian makes his debut for Chelsea as a second half substitute replacing Lewis Hall. What can the 22-year-old muster up for Graham Potter’s men?

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

13:45 , Michael Jones

54 mins: Mykhailo Mudryk is preparing to come on for Chelsea as Liverpool win a corner. James Milner delivers it into the middle but Trevoh Chalobah rises highest to win the initial ball.

He nods it to Hakim Ziyech who scoops the ball away.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

13:44 , Michael Jones

51 mins: Stellar footwork from James Milner sees him weave in between Mason Mount and Marc Cucurella on the right wing before he loses possession to Lewis Hall.

The play switches over to the opposite side of the pitch and Andy Robertson recovers the ball. He brings it to the byline before pulling one back to Cody Gakpo but the forward can’t get a shot away and Chelsea work it clear.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

13:38 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Liverpool have come out quickly from the half-time break. They’ve camped themselves inside Chelsea’s half and are whipping crosses into the box.

Elliott swings in the most recent effort but Trevoh Chalobah gets the ball down and boots it clear.

Second half: Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

13:37 , Michael Jones

Liverpool get the match restarted and send the ball back to Ibrahima Konate. He carries it into midfield and knocks a long ball up the pitch.

He doesn’t catch it right and overhits the pass but Kepa Arrizabalaga is off his line and has to worringly back track to make sure the ball is heading out of play.

That could have been awkward for the Chelsea goalkeeper.

HT Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

13:32 , Michael Jones

Liverpool’s first and only shot on target in this match came in the 39th minute, through Thiago. Only against Newcastle (0) have they had fewer shots on target in a Premier League home game this season.

The Reds have lost each of their last three Premier League games when level at half time, having lost just two of the 21 games they were level at the break in beforehand (W12 D7).

HT Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

13:28 , Michael Jones

This is Jürgen Klopp’s 1,000th game as a manager (270 with Mainz 05, 319 with Borussia Dortmund and 411 with Liverpool), coming 21 years and 327 days after his first (Mainz 1-0 Duisburg on 28th February 2001).

Will he be celebrating with a win later on?

HT Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

13:24 , Michael Jones

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Half-time: Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

13:20 , Michael Jones

45+4 mins: Hakim Ziyech swings a corner into the Liverpool box but fails to pick out a teammate as the Reds head the ball clear.

Conor Gallagher and Cody Gakpo then collide in the middle of the pitch going for a 50/50 ball. The referee blows the whistle and the teams head into the break on level terms.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

13:17 , Michael Jones

45 mins: Chance! Cody Gakpo flicks on a long ball and picks out Naby Keita. Keita switches the play out to Mo Salah on the right wing.

He cuts inside and lets fly with a left-boot but fails to trouble the goalkeeper.

There’s four minutes of added time to play at the end of the first half.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

13:13 , Michael Jones

41 mins: Close! Andy Robertson brings the ball through the middle of the pitch linking up with Bajcetic and Keita before sliding the ball over to Mo Salah on the right edge of the box.

Salah looks to curl a pass back into Robertson who’s continued into the box but a deflection off Badiashile takes the ball away from the left-back and allows Kepa Arrizabalaga to scoop it up.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

13:10 , Michael Jones

38 mins: Chance! This is better from Liverpool. Thiago Alcantara gets up the pitch and receives the ball on the edge of the penalty area.

He checks to the right once, twice then hits one at goal. There’s a deflection but not enough to trouble Kepa Arrizabalaga who drops to his left and smothers the ball.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

13:05 , Michael Jones

35 mins: Stefan Bajcetic slips in midfield and lets the ball run through to Lewis Hall. The youngster tries to recover it with a lunging tackle and takes out the man instead.

He collects a yellow card.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

13:03 , Michael Jones

32 mins: Save! Alisson comes to the rescue for Liverpool once again! Hakim Ziyech swings a free kick into the box from the left wing and picks out Benoit Badiashile.

Badiashile meets the ball with a header and nods it at goal but Alisson drops low and palms it away!

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

13:01 , Michael Jones

29 mins: Mo Salah and Marc Cucurella come together as Salah flicks the ball over the Chelsea defender. Cucurella goes down and needs a bit of treatment from the medical staff.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

12:59 , Michael Jones

26 mins: Chelsea try to bully their way into the penalty area and send the ball to Conor Gallager who then drills an effort straight at Alisson.

The Liverpool goalkeeper keeps it out without too much trouble.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

12:54 , Michael Jones

23 mins: Close! Chelsea send the ball over to Hakim Ziyech on the right wing and he threads one into the box to Kai Havertz who breaks away from his marker.

Havertz lays the ball off to Mason Mount who passes it across to the arriving Lewis Hall but Hall blasts his effort wide of the far post.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

12:51 , Michael Jones

20 mins: Nearly! Mo Salah spins in behind Marc Cucurella as James Milner dinks the ball down the line. He recovers it and looks towards goal just as the offside flag gets raised.

Chance! Lewis Hall dallies on the ball inside his onw half and has his pocket picked by Cody Gakpo. Gakpo then turns towards goal and laces a shot from range high and wide!

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

12:48 , Michael Jones

17 mins: Nice link-up play between Harvey Elliott and Stefan Bajcetic sees them feed the ball into midfield then through Chelsea’s middle line into the feet of Cody Gakpo.

Gakpo flicks the ball behind Marc Cucurella and plays Mo Salah into space. He lays it back to James Milner whose cross is once again headed clear.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

12:45 , Michael Jones

14 mins: Oh hello! Thiago Silva plays a lovely diagonal ball up the pitch and floats it over the head of Ibrahima Konate to drop the ball into the penalty area.

Kai Havertz is open and goes for a first time volley but his miscues his effort and hooks it wide of the near post.

That was a beautiful pass from Thiago Silva though to set up the chance.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

12:42 , Michael Jones

11 mins: Ibrahima Konate runs into midfield with the ball but has no options. He attempts to pick out Harvey Elliott on the left wing but his diagonal ball is recovered by Hakim Ziyech.

Thiago Alcantara presses up the pitch but Ziyech turns past him before getting brought down by the Liverpool midfielder.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

12:39 , Michael Jones

8 mins: That offside goal was a close run thing and Chelsea will feel a bit gutted that it’s been ruled out. Liverpool need to sharpen up, they’ve been shown that Chelsea can pose a threat so will have to be more solid at the back.

Naby Keita flicks the ball up to Cody Gakpo who releases it to Andy Robertson. The Reds switch the ball over to James Milner whose cross is dealt with by Benoit Badiashile.

NO GOAL! Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

12:36 , Michael Jones

5 mins: Drama! VAR takes a look to see if the goal is legitimate but Liverpool have got a reprieve. Kai Havertz is judged to be just offside as Thiago Silva turned the ball onto the post so the goal gets chalked off!

GOAL! Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea (Havertz, 3’)⚽️

12:34 , Michael Jones

3 mins: Chelsea take the lead! Conor Gallagher whips the corner into the box and picks out Benoit Badiashile. He nods the ball down to Thiago Silva who flicks the ball onto the near post!

The rebound comes to Kai Havertz who prods it home to put Chelsea ahead!

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

12:33 , Michael Jones

2 mins: Ouch! Andy Robertson puts in the first heavy challenge of the day and takes out Conor Gallagher with a late lunging tackle. The referee awards Chelsea the free kick but spares Robertson a yellow card.

Chelsea’s free kick is worked out for the first corner of the game.

Kick off: Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea

12:31 , Michael Jones

Chelsea get the ball rolling and work it over to the left wing where it’s won in the air by James Milner. He’s playing at right-back Liverpool today with Trent Alexander-Arnold starting on the bench after a recent injury.

Liverpool vs Chelsea

12:28 , Michael Jones

Here come the teams.

Whoever wins this one today will jump up to sixth in the table - until the rest of the weekends fixtures get underway - and will still be in with a chance of making the top four.

The loser will be stuck in midtable and a long way back.

Kick off is up next...

Liverpool vs Chelsea

12:25 , Michael Jones

The warm-ups are over at Anfield. Which way will this one go today? Liverpool have to be the favourites with their home advantage but neither side is in great form and it could go either way.

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Liverpool’s dynamic duo

12:20 , Michael Jones

Mo Salah and Darwin Nunez have scored 10 of Liverpool’s last 11 goals at Anfield in all competitions, excluding own goals.

Nunez starts on the bench for the Reds today so can the likes of Cody Gakpo step up and find the target this afternoon?

Liverpool and Chelsea’s decline detailed with chances to salvage gloomy season

12:15 , Michael Jones

Liverpool and Chelsea meet each other in a crucial Premier League game on Saturday lunchtime.

Both sides finished in the top four last season but are faring much worse this time round, sitting in ninth and 10th respectively and trailing fourth-placed Newcastle by 10 points.

With Liverpool having gathered 28 points from 18 games and Chelsea on the same tally from 19 matches, both are tracking well behind 2021-22 when they each had 41 points at the halfway stage.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the extent of their declines and their chances of recovery in the second half of the campaign.

Liverpool and Chelsea’s decline detailed with chances to salvage gloomy season

Liverpool vs Chelsea

12:10 , Michael Jones

Mykhailo Mudryk is poised to become the second Ukrainian to make a Premier League appearance for Chelsea, after Andriy Shevchenko.

If he’s to make his debut today, it will come from off the bench.

Liverpool vs Chelsea

12:05 , Michael Jones

Graham Potter could emulate Ron Atkinson and Kevin Keegan by becoming the third English manager to win a Premier League away match at Anfield with two clubs.

His Chelsea team aren’t in great form though so it’ll be a difficult task to accomplish today.

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Liverpool vs Chelsea

12:00 , Michael Jones

Jurgen Klopp’s side have let in 25 league goals, just one fewer than in the whole of last season.

If they fail to win this game, Liverpool will have their lowest points tally at the halfway stage of a Premier League campaign since 2014/15.

Blues lacking goals

11:55 , Michael Jones

Chelsea’s tally of 22 goals is their fewest at the halfway stage of a Premier League season since 1995/96. Will their new €‎100m signing Mykhailo Mudryk help them resolve this problem in front of goal?

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Jurgen Klopp hints at future Liverpool plans for ‘full throttle’ James Milner

11:50 , Michael Jones

Jurgen Klopp has urged Liverpool to keep James Milner by saying his character and attitude make him uniquely valuable – and suggested they have ideas for his future both as a player and a coach.

The vice-captain has entered the last few months of his contract and has only started four league games this season but Klopp was impressed with his display in Tuesday’s FA Cup win at Wolves and sees him as an excellent option for any match.

Milner is also working to get his coaching badges and is taking some training sessions with younger age-group sides at the club’s Kirkby base.

Milner is 37 but does not want to retire yet and, after eight seasons at Anfield, Klopp feels Liverpool has become the club the boyhood Leeds fan is most associated with.

Klopp hints at future Liverpool plans for ‘full throttle’ Milner

Liverpool vs Chelsea

11:45 , Michael Jones

Chelsea are without a win in five successive away league games - they’ve drawn twice and lost three times in that run.

It’s their worst such run since 2015 which is increasing the pressure on manager Graham Potter.

Liverpool vs Chelsea

11:40 , Michael Jones

Liverpool may concede in nine straight Premier League games for the first time since May to October 2016. They’ve been uncharacteristically poor in defence this season with teams taking advantage of their high line to get in behind.

Can Chelsea do the same this afternoon?

Liverpool vs Chelsea team changes

11:35 , Michael Jones

Jurgen Klopp makes three changes to the Liverpool side that beat Wolves in the FA Cup on Tuesday. Alisson, Andy Robertson and Mohamed Salah come into the starting line-up while the fit-again Darwin Nunez is on the bench after missing the last two games.

Chelsea make just one change to the XI that started their 1-0 win over Crystal Palace last weekend with Marc Cucurella coming in for Carney Chukwuemeka.

Mykhailo Mudryk is on the bench.

Liverpool vs Chelsea: Team news!

11:32 , Jamie Braidwood

Liverpool: Alisson; Milner, Gomez, Konaté, Robertson; Bajcetic, Keïta, Thiago; Salah, Elliott, Gakpo

Chelsea: Kepa; Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Badiashile, Hall; Gallagher, Jorginho, Cucurella; Ziyech, Mount; Havertz

Liverpool vs Chelsea line-ups

11:30 , Michael Jones

Liverpool XI:

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11:25 , Michael Jones

Chelsea have only won twice in 10 Premier League fixtures. They drawn three time and lost five during that run.

Can Graham Potter turn things around this afternoon at Anfield?

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Liverpool vs Chelsea

11:20 , Michael Jones

Should they be beaten today, Liverpool would lose their opening three league matches in a calendar year for the first time since 1953.

It would probably mark a new low point in Jurgen Klopp’s time at the club.

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Liverpool and Chelsea’s decline detailed with chances to salvage gloomy season

11:15 , Michael Jones

Liverpool and Chelsea meet each other in a crucial Premier League game on Saturday lunchtime.

Both sides finished in the top four last season but are faring much worse this time round, sitting in ninth and 10th respectively and trailing fourth-placed Newcastle by 10 points.

With Liverpool having gathered 28 points from 18 games and Chelsea on the same tally from 19 matches, both are tracking well behind 2021-22 when they each had 41 points at the halfway stage.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the extent of their declines and their chances of recovery in the second half of the campaign:

Liverpool and Chelsea’s decline detailed with chances to salvage gloomy season

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp set for managerial milestone against Chelsea

11:10 , Michael Jones

Jurgen Klopp will mark his 1,000th match as a manager with Liverpool’s home game against Chelsea on Saturday.

The 55-year-old German began at Mainz, where he took charge for the first time on February 28, 2001, just one day after being promoted from the playing staff, and beat MSV Duisburg 1-0 before going on to win six of his first seven games in charge as the club avoided relegation.

After spent seven years at Mainz, whom he got promoted to the top flight, he moved to Borussia Dortmund where he broke Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga stranglehold with back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012.

He brought up his 500th managerial game with a 5-0 win over Freiburg on September 28, 2013, but eventually left Dortmund two years later.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp set for managerial milestone against Chelsea

Liverpool vs Chelsea

11:05 , Michael Jones

Liverpool have lost just two of the last 15 Premier League meetings racking up six wins and seven draws during that run.

The two sides could draw three consecutive league games against each other for the first time but the last time they met in the Premier League while both teams being outside the top eight was October 2015.

Liverpool won 3-1 in what was their first league victory under Jurgen Klopp.

‘I cannot explain it’: Jurgen Klopp impressed by Chelsea’s big spending

11:00 , Michael Jones

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he cannot explain Chelsea’s unprecedented “impressive” spending.

The Blues have spent over £400million since the consortium headed by billionaire Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital took over in the summer, with £140m of that outlay coming in the last 15 days with potentially more expected before the end of the month.

That is a lot more than Liverpool, who after buying Benfica forward Darwin Nunez for an initial £64m – which could rise to a club-record £85m with add-ons – and youngsters Fabio Carvalho (from Fulham for £5m) and Calvin Ramsay (from Aberdeen for £6.5m), have added £38m PSV Eindhoven forward Cody Gakpo as their likely only January transfer.

‘I cannot explain it’: Jurgen Klopp impressed by Chelsea’s big spending

Jurgen Klopp on Mykhailo Mudryk

10:55 , Michael Jones

As part of his pre-match press duties for today’s game against Chelsea, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was asked about his thoughts on the Blues new signing Mykhailo Mudryk.

“A really good player, incredible Champions League campaign,” he said. “Speed, technique, goals. Combines a lot.

“So, having him on one wing and [Joao] Felix on the other is interesting. Chelsea sort problems differently to us, so let’s see.”

Liverpool vs Chelsea prediction

10:50 , Michael Jones

A narrow victory for the hosts, though this is a tough one to predict given the woeful defensive displays from both sides of late. Perhaps the midweek FA Cup win will be enough of a reset, though, for Klopp’s team to find the organisation they need?

Liverpool 1-0 Chelsea.

Liverpool vs Chelsea predicted line-ups

10:45 , Michael Jones

Liverpool XI - Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Konate, Robertson, Bajcetic, Fabinho, Thiago, Elliott, Salah, Nunez

Chelsea XI - Kepa, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Silva, Badiashile, Hall, Kovacic, Jorginho, Ziyech, Mudryk, Havertz

What is the early team news?

10:40 , Michael Jones

Both sides remain beset by injuries, with the visitors having it worse heading into this encounter. Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz are missing from the Reds’ attack, but Darwin Nunez could return. Roberto Firmino remains a doubt.

Arthur, Virgil van Dijk and Kostas Tsimikas are the other absentees. Jurgen Klopp must decide whether to recall the likes of Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip after they were left out in midweek.

Graham Potter is missing nearly a full potential 11, from goalkeeper Edouard Mendy through to suspended striker Joao Felix. The biggest other absentees are Wesley Fofana, Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic, though the loss of options such as Ben Chilwell, Reece James or N’Golo Kante also make a big difference.

The right-back is back in training but this game will surely be too soon to start, having suffered a setback last time out. Denis Zakaria, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Armando Broja are also sidelined. Mykhailo Mudryk is in line for his debut.

How to watch Liverpool vs Chelsea

10:35 , Michael Jones

Liverpool play Chelsea at 12:30pm GMT on Saturday 21 January 2023, with the game taking place at Anfield.

The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Subscribers can stream the match via the BT Sport app across all devices or via the BT Sport desktop website.

Liverpool vs Chelsea

10:29 , Michael Jones

Good morning and welcome to The Independent’s coverage of Liverpool vs Chelsea.

The two underperforming sides go head-to-head in the Premier League this afternoon knowing that three points could lift them up the table and back in the hunt for the Champions League spots.

The Reds have been beaten by Brighton and Brentford in their last two league outings with Klopp admitting he didn’t see the defeat coming against the Seagulls whilst Chelsea won their last league outing 1-0 against Crystal Palace thanks to Kai Havertz’s second half winner.

Both teams are languishing in midtable and could use the boost that a victory against one of the big six usually brings. Graham Potter is under more pressure than Jurgen Klopp but has to contend with injuries and suspensions. That means the Blues new signing Mykhailo Mudryk could make his debut and provide a bit of threat on the wings.

We’ll have all the build-up, team news and updates throughout the morning so stick with us.