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Liverpool will finally get their hands on the Premier League trophy for the very first time on Wednesday night when they welcome Champions League-chasing Chelsea to Anfield in their final home game of an unforgettable season.
While the main event for the hosts will be after the game, the match itself is of paramount importance to the visitors as they look to secure a top-four spot with a game to spare.
Alan Hansen was the last Liverpool captain to lift the league trophy above his head some 30 years ago, before the Premier League was even in existence.
On Wednesday night, Jordan Henderson will become the 10th Liverpool skipper to do so, adding his name to an illustrious list which includes Hansen, Graeme Souness, Phil Thompson, Emlyn Hughes, Tommy Smith, Ron Yeats, Willie Fagan, Donald McKinlay and Alex Raisbeck.
It will be a trophy presentation with a difference given the lack of fans in the stadium, with a special podium set to be erected on the Kop and club icon Sir Kenny Dalglish being drafted in to hand out the medals.
It is a moment which has been longed for by Liverpool fans for a generation and will mark the crowning glory of a season which will go down in English football history, although most previous champions will tell you that defeat in the game before lifting the trophy takes some of the shine off it.
Liverpool will therefore be hoping to mark a celebratory occasion with victory over the team that handed them the title with seven games to spare, with Chelsea’s triumph over Manchester City last month officially sending the trophy to Anfield.
Since then there has undoubtedly been a drop-off from Liverpool, which in the grand scheme of things will be forgotten about relatively quickly but will still irk both manager Jurgen Klopp and his players.
The Merseysiders had a glorious chance to record the best single season in English top-flight history having dropped only two points from their opening 27 games, but since then they have won four, drawn two and lost three.
In all competitions Liverpool have now lost more games (six) than they have won (five) over their last 13 outings, the most recent defeat coming at the hands of Arsenal at the Emirates courtesy of uncharacteristically sloppy errors from Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker.
That result ended any hope Liverpool had of breaking the all-time points record, with 99 now the limit heading into their final two games of the campaign, but there are still a few landmarks up for grabs.
Klopp’s side could still record the biggest title-winning margin – their lead of 18 points is one short of the current record – while victory on Wednesday would see them equal the records for most home points and most home wins in a single season.
That alone would constitute a successful first season in charge for Chelsea’s club-record goalscorer, who had to contend with a transfer ban and a 4-0 defeat in his first match at the helm when initially taking over a year ago.
It could get even better than Champions League qualification, though, with victory over United in their FA Cup semi-final on Sunday sending them through to the final for a 14th time and leaving Lampard just 90 minutes away from marking his debut season with a major trophy.
That tally was not helped by a 3-0 defeat at Sheffield United in their last away game, although back-to-back triumphs over Norwich City and Man United since then ensure that they travel to Merseyside in encouraging form.
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James Milner is expected to be back in contention for Liverpool in this match after nursing a hamstring injury in recent weeks.
Henderson and Joel Matip are still sidelined, although the former will still lift the trophy despite taking no part in this match.
Klopp named arguably his strongest possible XI against Arsenal last time out and may do the same again here, although Naby Keita is among those pushing for a recall.
Chelsea are still expected to be without N’Golo Kante due to a hamstring injury, while Billy Gilmour remains sidelined by a knee problem.
Lampard named a strong team for the FA Cup win at the weekend, and Kepa Arrizabalaga may be one of the only regular first-teamers to return as a result.
However, the most expensive keeper of all time has now shipped 42 goals in the Premier League this season – the only Chelsea keeper to concede more in a single campaign is Dmitri Kharine in 1993-94 (48).
Olivier Giroud will certainly be expecting to lead the line once more, having netted on Sunday and also scored in his last three Premier League starts.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Willian, Giroud, Pulisic
Liverpool vs Chelsea Head To Head
This will be the fourth meeting between these two sides this season, with Liverpool having beaten Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup final and at Stamford Bridge in the league, but Chelsea having knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup in March.
Liverpool have not done the Premier League double over Chelsea since 2011-12 but have also not lost a league game to the Blues at Anfield since 2014.
In all, these two sides have faced off 185 times before, with Liverpool leading the overall head-to-head record 80 wins to 64.
Liverpool’s final home game of the season takes place on Wednesday when Chelsea visit Anfield (8.15pm BST kick-off), 20:15pm.
Liverpool vs Chelsea Live Stream
The match – and subsequent Premier League trophy lift – will be shown live and free-to-air on Sky Sports/Pick TV in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Anyone with a Sky box, Virgin box or Freeview will be able to access the channel.
- Sky channel – 159
- Virgin channel – 165 (133 in Republic of Ireland)
- Freeview channel – 11 (terrestrial), 144 (satellite)
Liverpool FC’s new Match Centre will be hosted on Liverpoolfc.com and the official LFC App, providing comprehensive coverage of all the build-up, action and reaction, including exclusive video content, new interactive features and our free audio commentary service.
Global TV listings for the game can be found here.
Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea
Liverpool are a much more difficult team to predict now than they have been for the vast majority of this season, and it is no longer a surprise to see them drop points since they wrapped the title up.
That said, it is hard to look past such a long unbeaten run at Anfield so, while Chelsea are in much greater need of a win, we can see the spoils being shared.