Jurgen Klopp wielded the axe for Liverpool’s journey to face managerless Chelsea within the Premier League.
Klopp was palpably livid together with his facet’s efforts in Saturday’s 4-1 defeat to Manchester Metropolis and he dropped high scorer Mohamed Salah and out-of-form full-backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson for the sport at Stamford Bridge, whereas Virgil van Dijk was laid low with sickness.
Total there have been six adjustments for Liverpool, who lie eighth within the desk. That is one among two video games in hand on fourth-placed Tottenham, who they path by eight factors.
Chelsea will play below interim head coach Bruno Saltor for the primary time after a 2-0 weekend loss to Aston Villa noticed Graham Potter sacked as they dropped into the underside half of the desk.
The Sporting Information is following Chelsea vs Liverpool from Stamford Bridge and offering dwell rating updates and commentary.
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55 minutes from kickoff: Bruno would possibly simply be grateful that his maiden Chelsea teamsheet will get to slip below the radar when put alongside the carnage that is emerged from the away dressing room. Two adjustments for the Blues, together with the welcome and long-awaited return of N’Golo Kante.
Your Chelsea facet tonight! 🙌#CheLiv pic.twitter.com/V3zxlBoNcq
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 4, 2023
1 hour from kickoff: Here is the Liverpool crew. Blimey! Six adjustments from the crew that began at Metropolis, with Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Robertson, Elliott, Gakpo and Salah all out. As talked about, Van Dijk is sick. The others are all on the bench aside from Elliott. Gomez, Matip, Tsimikas, Jones, Nunez and Firmino are available.
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Our line-up to tackle Chelsea tonight.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 4, 2023
1 hr 20 minutes from kickoff: Properly, properly, it seems like arduous speaking’s Virgil van Dijk is not going to be with us tonight.
🚨 Virgil van Dijk dominated out of Liverpool journey to Chelsea via sickness. 31yo centre-back missed coaching in build-up to sport after feeling unwell + didn’t journey with much-changed #LFC to London for important Premier League match @TheAthleticFC #CHELIV #CFC https://t.co/8jyXiUWZGc
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) April 4, 2023
1 hr 20 minutes from kickoff: Jurgen Klopp’s crew sheet is also an attention-grabbing one. The Liverpool boss made little try to hid his disgust together with his crew’s efforts in Manchester, namechecking Alisson, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Cody Gakpo as the one gamers who turned in vaguely acceptable performances in his beginning XI.
Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson had been among the many gamers hauled off in a quadruple substitution with 20 minutes to go, whereas Trent Alexander-Arnold endured his newest torrid outing of a season that has became one thing of an ordeal. “For those who’re dropping the best way we misplaced, then undoubtedly there shall be some arduous speaking. That is actually regular – we’re grown males,” mentioned Virgil van Dijk afterwards. We’ll quickly learn the way efficient these clear-the-air talks had been.
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1 hr 40 minutes from kickoff: Potter’s assistant Bruno Saltor has been elevated to the position of interim head coach for Chelsea this night. The crew information shall be with us in round 40 minutes and the easy act of handing within the teamsheet will breach new floor for Bruno, who has by no means picked a beginning lineup earlier than.
“I’ve been teaching for 4 years and have been teaching below Graham,” he mentioned at yesterday’s pre-match information convention. “Clearly, he has been the supervisor and he all the time had the final phrase. It’s fairly clear that it’s not been the case [Bruno picking a team]. Tomorrow goes to be the primary time.”
2 hours from kickoff: Hey and welcome to The Sporting Information’ dwell protection of Chelsea vs Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. One of the vital notable fixtures on any Premier League calendar, this version sees each golf equipment in a state of disarray.
Liverpool had been thrashed 4-1 at Manchester Metropolis on Saturday and are languishing eighth within the desk, with time working out to salvage their top-four hopes. They’re at the very least within the high half, in contrast to Chelsea, who slipped to eleventh after a 2-0 loss to Aston Villa that prompted Graham Potter’s sacking as head coach.
Set for tomorrow. 🔵#CheLiv pic.twitter.com/ql6s0QqhTA
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 3, 2023
Chelsea vs Liverpool lineups
Regardless of the change in administration, Bruno Saltor is coping with the identical defensive damage issues as Potter, with Cesar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva nonetheless sidelined.
Nonetheless, N’Golo Kante makes his first begin since August, with Wesley Fofana the opposite alteration to the XI that misplaced to Villa. Raheem Sterling takes a spot on the bench after recovering from a hamstring downside.
Chelsea beginning XI (3-5-2): Kepa (GK) — Fofana, Koulibay, Cucurella — James, Fernandez, Kante, Kovacic, Chilwell — Havertz, Felix.
Chelsea subs: Mendy (GK), Badiashile, Gallagher, Loftus-Cheek, Mount, Madueke, Pulisic, Sterling, Mudryk
Jurgen Klopp continues to be with out Stefan Bajectic and Luis Diaz via damage, and Thiago Alcantara is one other week away from a return.
That didn’t cease the Liverpool boss from scything via the XI that misplaced to Metropolis, with Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson all benched amid six adjustments. Virgil van Dijk missed out via sickness.
Liverpool beginning XI (4-3-3): Alisson (GK) — Gomez, Konate, Matip, Tsimikas — Henderson, Fabinho, Jones — Firmino, Nunez, Jota
Liverpool subs: Kelleher, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Milner, Arthur, Carvalho, Gakpo, Salah
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