Jurgen Klopp provides Fabinho & Alisson updates ahead of Liverpool vs Chelsea

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Jurgen Klopp provides Fabinho & Alisson updates ahead of Liverpool vs Chelsea

Liverpool vs Chelsea

The marquee midweek Premier League fixture is set to play out on Thursday.

Chelsea will make the trip to Anfield, for a tie which could prove to be huge in the race for a Champions League spot.

The Blues will head into the match sitting 5th in the English top-flight.

However, they are unbeaten in nine outings across all competitions under Thomas Tuchel, and currently sit just a point adrift of 4th place.

As for Liverpool, their win over PL basement dwellers Sheffield United on Sunday ended a four-game losing streak in the league.

And, should the Merseysiders beat Chelsea on Thursday, they too could overtake West Ham in 4th.

As a result, this tie is, of course, of huge importance to both sides.

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Jurgen Klopp provides Fabinho & Alisson updates ahead of Liverpool vs Chelsea

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Jurgen Klopp on Fabinho, Alisson and Jota

Ahead of the meeting between two of the Premier League’s heavyweights, Jurgen Klopp held his latest pre-match press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

During said press conference, Jurgen Klopp would provide an update on several players.

The German confirmed that Alisson, who recently lost his father, will return against the Blues.

Elsewhere, Fabinho looks ready to be in the squad to take on Chelsea whilst Diogo Jota’s involvement is still not 100 per cent confirmed:

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 27 39 65
2 Manchester United FC 26 21 50
3 Leicester City FC 26 15 49
4 West Ham United FC 26 9 45
5 Chelsea FC 26 16 44
6 Liverpool FC 26 13 43
7 Everton FC 25 5 43
8 Tottenham Hotspur FC 25 14 39
9 Aston Villa FC 24 12 39
10 Arsenal FC 26 7 37
11 Leeds United 26 -1 35
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 27 -9 34
13 Crystal Palace FC 26 -14 33
14 Southampton FC 26 -13 30
15 Burnley FC 26 -16 28
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 26 -7 26
17 Newcastle United FC 26 -17 26
18 Fulham FC 26 -11 23
19 West Bromwich Albion 26 -35 17
20 Sheffield United FC 26 -28 11
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 17
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 15
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 14
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 13
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 11
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 10
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 9
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 9
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 8
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 8
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 8
Soucek, Tomas West Ham United FC 8
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City FC 7

Source: 101greatgoals.com