Liverpool will finally get their hands on the Premier League trophy following tonight’s game against Chelsea at Anfield.
The Reds ended their 30-year wait for the league title after storming their way to the Premier League this season and they will now be presented with the trophy at a ceremony at Anfield after the match this evening.
Obviously no fans will be in attendance but the Liverpool players will still be in celebratory mood and they’ll want to end the campaign on a high note with a win over Chelsea in their final home game of the season.
Jurgen Klopp has called on his players to get back to winning ways after slumping to a 2-1 defeat at Arsenal last week but Liverpool will be up against a Chelsea in desperate need of points to aid their hopes of finishing in the top four.
Chelsea head into tonight’s match sitting third in the table but just one point separates them from fifth-placed Manchester United so the race for Champions League qualification is going right down to the wire.
The Blues should be in confident mood after booking their place in the FA Cup final with a 3-1 win over Man Utd on Sunday so Frank Lampard will hope his players can secure another impressive result at Anfield this evening.
Liverpool have no fresh injury worries to contend with and James Milner could return to the squad after recovering from a niggling hamstring injury that’s hampered him in recent weeks.
Skipper Jordan Henderson won’t be involved tonight as he’s been ruled out with a knee injury but he’ll still be at Anfield to lift the trophy after the game. Joel Matip is also on the sidelines with a foot problem so Joe Gomez should start alongside Virgil van Dijk in the middle of defence.
Chelsea will be without N’Golo Kante as he’s still nursing a hamstring injury while Billy Gilmour is also on the sidelines following knee surgery that’s expected to keep him out for three months.
Liverpool are the even money favourites to win the game with mobilebet and given their superb record at Anfield, the Reds will be confident of collecting all three points this evening.
The draw is available at 27/10 and you can back Chelsea to win at 12/5 but we think Liverpool will edge it. A 2-1 home win looks good value at odds of 7/1 or 2-0 could be a speculative punt at 10/1.
Mohamed Salah is always a goal threat and he’ll be keen to boost his chances of winning the Golden Boot by getting himself on the score-sheet tonight. The Egyptian international is 4/1 to open the scoring and 6/5 to score at any time.
For Chelsea, Willian has been in excellent form lately and he looks good value to open the scoring at 10/1 while Olivier Giroud is also tempting at 11/2 as the Frenchman has been regularly on target since the restart.
Chelsea have more to play for but they could still be feeling the effects on Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Man Utd. Liverpool on the other hand have had a full week to prepare for the game so Klopp will hope that extra recovery time will prove decisive.
The West Londoners may feel this is a good time to play Liverpool as their level has certainly dropped since wrapping-up the title but the Reds have been formidable at Anfield as they’ve dropped just two points at home all season.
Liverpool will want to end the campaign with their unbeaten home record in-tact and should be desperate to lift the trophy off the back of a win so I think the hosts will just edge it tonight. My prediction is 2-1 Liverpool, which can be backed at odds of 10/1 with the bookies.