Behind Enemy Lines: The Manchester City lesson that may see Chelsea revert to type against Liverpool – and Eden Hazard’s last Anfield hurrah
Much of the build-up to Sunday’s massive match has been dominated by talk of what happened when Liverpool welcomed Chelsea to Anfield the last time they were so close to winning the Premier League. But as Jurgen Klopp made clear at his press conference, this is a different time, and this is most definitely a different Liverpool. The Reds boss did, though, talk up Chelsea’s recent good form and the danger of Eden Hazard, which was fair enough, given Maurizio Sarri’s side have won four on the spin, inspired by their talismanic No 10. But at the same time it wasn’t too long ago that supporters were calling for Sarri’s head. So to find out exactly what’s going on at Stamford Bridge, and to see if Chelsea can repeat that devastating result of April 2014, Paul Wheelock speaks to Nizaar Kinsella, who covers the club day in, day out, for Goal.com. They also talk about the racist abuse suffered by Mohamed Salah at the hands of fans claiming to support his former club Chelsea, the future of the Liverpool-linked Callum Hudson-Odoi, and why this could be the worst time to face the brilliant Hazard – providing Sarri plays the Belgian in his correct position.