One of the biggest showpiece in the EPL as Liverpool vs Chelsea lock horn to maintain their winning streak next Saturday.
Jurgen Kloop’s side will face one of their biggest test of the season as they will have to find a way to hold down Chelsea record signin Romelu Lukaku.
Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip’s return to the squad will help boost Liverpool defense as injury problem hinder their 2020-21 campaign.
Following Saturday’s win over Burnley, Klopp was questioned about what it would be like to face the Belgian next week.
Klopp reply: “Playing against Lukaku will be interesting.”
“Just to mention again, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip didn’t play as well which didn’t make the situation easier and people tend to forget how good they are.
“But of course it’s cool having Virgil back.
The Blues followed up their 3-0 win over Crystal Palace with a resounding 2-0 success at the Emirate Stadium over the weekend, with goals from Romelu Lukaku and Reece James sink down the North London.
Thomas Tuchel’s side will have a true test to prove as they are already being tipped as genuine title contenders these season with two wins and two clean sheets.
Gary Neville on Lukaku and Liverpool might stop him.
Speaking on Monday Night Football, he said: “One thing you can never do as a smaller centre-back up against a more physical player is let that striker dictate the position of where you are going to be.
“Liverpool watching this, all the other teams who are going to play against him, you have got to step up there. Mari continuously allowed himself to get pinned one on one and he was never going to be able to deal with Lukaku physically on duels one on one.
“Nobody can. He is unplayable when the ball is played into him.
“It was a brilliant centre-forward performance, let’s be clear. But Mari got messed around a lot, the Arsenal centre-back.
“If you are going to get rolled by Lukaku, get rolled on the other side, on his right foot, not to his left because once he comes inside on that foot you are in big trouble.
Read more on Neville speech here
Liverpool vs Chelsea Head to Head
Liverpool vs Chelsea prediction
We take a look at both team recent form and stat, with both team having a 100% start record to the premier league starts with clean sheets.
Chelsea have an edge over the Reds with Romelu Lukaku upfront as it will be tough to hold him down.
Predicted Scoreline: Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea