Jurgen Klopp will be desperately hoping Chelsea can slow down Machester City’s title charge this weekend as he balances his Premier League ambitions with a Champions League decider against Napoli.
Unbeaten Liverpool are clinging on in the title race – scoring deep into added time against Everton last week and recovering from a goal down to beat Burnley on Wednesday to move just two points behind City.
Elsewhere, all eyes will again be on the next installment in the Old Trafford soap opera, with stuttering Manchester United hosting bottom club Fulham.
Tottenham- yet to register a single draw in the Premier League this season – are away to Leicester. Arsenal play lowly Huddersfield.
Chelsea seek to arrest a slide
Chelsea was unbeaten in their first 12 Premier League games, determinedly hanging on to the coat-tails of Manchester City and Liverpool
But if they lose to Pep Guardiola’s league leaders at Stamford Bridge on Saturday they will be looking at a yawning gap of 13 points – and it would be their third defeat in four league games.
Will Klopp ring changes again?
Jurgen Klopp made seven changes for his side’s midweek match against Burnley – starting without any of the front three of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino for the first time since September 2017.
Despite a scare at Turf Moor, Liverpool won 3-1, taking them totally to 39 points after 15 matches – more than any other Anfield side in history.
On Tuesday they face Napoli at Anfield with the prospect of crashing out of the Champions League group stage just over six months after reaching the final – but first, they must negotiate a trip to high-flying Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday.