Jurgen Klopp Gets Major Boost Ahead of Liverpool vs Chelsea

Joe Gomez with interesting insight on Liverpool’s mentality heading into Chelsea clash		Posted by Cameron Hogwood

Liverpool, meanwhile, are on 45 points from 22 games.

Fast forward a month and their title chances are hanging by a thread, whilst they're also out of both cup competitions. Those hoping for late season drama at the top of the table must be supporting Liverpool and Arsenal over the next two Premier League games, and will love it if they beat Chelsea.

Both clubs have met each other 165 times in all competitions, with Liverpool winning 71 of them compared to Chelsea's 56.

A victory in the London derby can actually do wonders for Liverpool.

On form alone though, Chelsea look an absolute steal at [3.05].

So, where has it all gone wrong? Klopp opted to play a strong lineup on Saturday against Wolves in an effort to stem the tide and yet they still lost to the mid-table Championship outfit 2-1.

In the aftermath of controversially selling the want-away Dimitri Payet back to Olympique Marseille, West Ham have responded well to losing arguably their best player over the last two seasons. Middlesbrough, in sixteenth position, have conceded three less than that.

Firmino has scored eight Premier League goals this season, providing three assists, and has been a vital part of the first team. My job here is really to put out the emotion when I judge situations.

Steve Bower: "Sometimes the importance of a match is overhyped, but for Liverpool you can't play anything down for this one". They were far too big at 9/1 when we knew Liverpool would make a lot of changes and the 28/1 win from getting the 2-1 scoreline was a nice bonus. Players get exhausted, form dips and shortcomings in the squad become highlighted.

"He's a quality player". If they suffer injuries or players are not performing, problems occur and then escalate.

It is the deeper undercurrent to this title clash, beyond the fact it is first against third and what was supposed to be champions elect against main challengers.

Now, they may need it just to save their season.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino knows the gifted playmaker well from their mutual time at Southampton and the North London side have been linked with a move for the England global on a number of occasions in the past. Top league scorer Sadio Mane will also be back from the AFCON shortly, which will strengthen them as well. Liverpool have only won one game since Mane left for global duty.

After the break, City began to dominate and Sane doubled their lead in the 71st minute, even as hailstones began to fall at an alarming rate around Selhust Park, Silva releasing the fleet-footed German with an immaculate through ball and Sane picked his corner to effectively seal the deal for City.

"The result does not decide the season of Liverpool or Chelsea".

Only time will tell, but it isn't looking good at this moment in time.

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