Following a disappointing defeat at the hands of Leicester City on Tuesday, Liverpool will be hoping to bounce back and keep their hopes up of winning the Premier League this season.
Klopp’s men travel to Stamford Bridge in 3rd position and 9 points behind leaders Manchester City who secured a 1-0 victory over Brentford on Wednesday evening.
The game against Chelsea could not have come at a better time with the Blues now on a terrible run for the first time under Thomas Tuchel and Liverpool have every opportunity to tear them apart on Sunday.
A depleted Chelsea team
Chelsea’s injury situation continues to grow this season-a similar situation that happened to Liverpool last season.
Currently, left back Ben Chilwell has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an injury while prolific right back Reece James also suffered a hamstring injury and could be out for some weeks or even months.
This certainly leaves the team light in positions that have been key to their success.
In their absence, Marcos Alonso will be deployed at left back on Sunday and with the Spaniard’s poor defensive abilities, both Salah and Arnold could feast on the right flank on Sunday.
Azpilicueta could also be the likely option to slot in for Reece James at right back and the Chelsea captain is definitely not at the level of the English international both in offensive and defensive duties.
Aside the unavailability of the wing backs, Thiago Silva and Andreas Christensen might miss the game due to injury, leaving an unfit Trevoh Chalobah to command the central area of the back 3.
Silva missed the game against Brighton on Wednesday night with Christensen also going off as a result of deputising for the former.
In midfield. Ngolo Kante and Mateo Kovacic are still struggling for fitness after being kept out with injuries and it remains to be seen who partners Jorginho with Loftus-Cheek still out with Covid-19.
On the subject of Covid-19, Kai Havertz has returned to training but will be far from his best and is unlikely to make an impact.
His compatriot Timo Werner is totally out of the game as he is still yet to recover from Covid-19.
A combination of injuries and Covid 19 cases has left the Chelsea team depleted in recent weeks, leading to their poor run of form especially at home.
Chelsea’s poor form at home
The Blues’ draw against Brighton on Wednesday meant that they have drawn four games in their last 5 with their only win coming against Leeds United.
They have lost leads to notably to Everton, Brighton in this period, making them very vulnerable.
An opportunity for Liverpool
This certainly presents an opportunity for Klopp and his men to keep a minimal pressure on Manchester City before the winter break.
The German hinted that his side were not good enough against Leicester and the game against Chelsea is the perfect time for a redemption.