Liverpool seems like a total different team since new coach Jurgen Klopp arrived, they reached Europa league finals where will face with Spanish Sevilla, they also managed to reach League Cup semi finals but there failed to win a trophy since after penalties were defeated by Manchester City. They are now welcoming Chelsea in 37th round of Premier league and must go for a victory in order to reach Europa league qualifications spot, although their main target is winning Europa league and in that case they will also win direct placement into Champions league group stage. However they are favorites here and for sure will give their best to earn another three points, they achieved routine victory over Watford in previous round while before that eliminated Villarreal in Europa league semi finals, after first leg in Spain they were one goal behind but in rematch at home ground achieved convincing victory and made another comeback, little less dramatically than in previous round against Dortmund where in first match away from home got a draw but in rematch after first 45 minutes were two goals behind and after amazing second half managed to celebrate with 4:3 result and win their placement into next round in literally last minutes of the match when defender Lovren scored and brought very important amazing victory to them. I believe that now will manage to achieve another positive outcome in front of their fans and boost their morale before most important match for them in this season, Europa league finals. Coach Klopp can't count on injured goalkeeper Danny Ward (2/0), defender Joe Gomez (5/0), midfielders Jordan Henderson (16/2), Jordan Rossiter (1/0), forwards Danny Ings (5/2) and Divock Origi (16/5) while defender Mamadou Sakho (22/1) is suspended.
Chelsea on the other side had terrible season, they didn't had any chances to include themselves into a title race and try to defend a title, they still can't find their form and in last ten matches achieved only two victories, in previous round were defeated by Sunderland away from home 3:2 while before that got a draw at home against Tottenham. They can't win any title and as they are at 9th position with 10 points less than Liverpool they will probably miss European competitions for the next season, they somehow managed to get through Champions league group stage but in 1/8 finals were eliminated by PSG. Really poor season for guests, they achieved only 12 victories, got 12 draws and suffered 12 defeats so far in Premier league, they showed decent performances in attack with 57 goals scored while defense was terrible and conceded 51 goal. Visitors had plenty of problems in this season, Coach Jose Mourinho was sacked at the middle of the season and Guus Hiddink took his place and after he arrived team showed some better performances but now again are out of the track and now must show really great performances against very strong and unpleasant hosts. In previous duel against Liverpool in October they were defeated at home 1:3 and were totally outplayed there, now I doubt that will manage to set up different outcome. Defender Kurt Zouma (23/1) and forward Loic Remy (13/1) will both miss this game due to injuries, defender John Terry (24/1) is suspended while appearance of midfielder Pedro Rodriguez (27/7) is in doubt due to minor injury.
Liverpool showed some really great performances, especially in Europe, they are coming here after two great victories and seems more than able to earn all three points against guests which are having one of the worsts season in last ten years, hosts are in my opinion big favorites here and I expect that will achieve victory and continue with great results.