Liverpool’s deadly attacking instinct shows no signs of abating, and the title-chasers entertain Chelsea on a run of six competitive wins, four of which have seen the ‘Reds’ win by a margin of exactly two goals.
Two of that quartet have also seen Liverpool recover after conceding first inside the opening ten minutes.
Yet more impressively, Liverpool’s last three Premier League (PL) home wins have seen them get the last goal of the game, and inside the final 15 minutes.
Their most recent home league win (vs Tottenham) also made it three successive home PL wins (with both teams scoring) against fellow top-six sides.
Unlike Liverpool, Chelsea return from a long-haul trip across Europe, and a flat performance could easily be forthcoming.
The ‘Blues’ are still without a single point – or even a goal – this calendar year, from PL matches away to any side currently above the relegation zone.
Chelsea will hope to take some inspiration from their good recent record at Anfield. 2-1 Carabao Cup tie winners here back in September, Chelsea have returned a record of: W2, D4, from their last six PL visits here.
The last three draws in that sequence have ended 1-1, with Chelsea leading 1-0 at half-time in two of them.
Players to watch: Kop idol Roberto Firmino has scored in the first half of Liverpool’s last three competitive home games.
Still Chelsea’s biggest threat by a long way, Eden Hazard scored the Carabao Cup match winner here back in September.