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Liverpool Vs Chelsea Football Score Match 21 January 2023

Liverpool Vs Chelsea Football Score Match 21 January 2023

Two of the Premier League’s faltering powers look to build momentum on Saturday as Liverpool welcome Chelsea to Anfield. At the start of the season few would have imagined that this mid-January clash would pit ninth against 10th, indeed even with so much of the campaign left to play defeat could be critical for either side.

Both sides won their most recent game 1-0 but are faltering at both ends of the pitch, most notably due to key absentees in defense. The absence of Virgil van Dijk in the Liverpool side was keenly felt as they suffered a stunning 3-0 loss to Brighton; the Reds have not kept a clean sheet in the top flight since October 19. Chelsea, meanwhile, seem desperately short on attacking punch without Reece James at right wing back and have scored just 22 goals in 19 games. Here is how you can watch the match and what you need to know:

Liverpool: Saturday’s game is an auspicious moment for Jurgen Klopp, his 1,000th game in management, a 23 year career that has brought European triumphs as well as domestic titles in Germany and England. It is welcome news for his current employer that Klopp has never lost any of his landmark games so far, indeed his 800th was a draw with Chelsea.

Klopp reaches quadruple figures in management at an inauspicious moment for Liverpool, whose last Premier League game was as bad a performance as their head coach can remember. A 1-0 win at Wolves in the FA Cup brought some respite, with Harvey Elliott offering a burst of youthful energy in midfield, but a consistent run of performances is something that has evaded Liverpool for some time.

Chelsea: As the Blues struggle for goals, their hierarchy does at least seem intent on giving Graham Potter options to address his frontline’s disappointing performances. Last weekend’s win over Crystal Palace saw Mykhaylo Mudryk paraded on the Stamford Bridge pitch, speaking after Potter noted with concern that his squad may grow too big. Since then Chelsea have pressed ahead with a move for PSV Eindhoven’s right winger Noni Madueke and are also attempting to add to their midfield options with Brighton’s Moises Caicedo. Saturday’s game may come too soon for Mudryk to start from the off, he has not played a competitive game since November 23, though with 10 players unavailable due to injury and suspension he may be required in some capacity. Saturday’s early kick-off pits Liverpool against Chelsea in a heavyweight Premier League clash at Anfield.

You’d have been hard pressed at the start of the season to find anybody who would have banked on these two sides being 9th and 10th in the table in mid-January, but that’s where they find themselves after pretty disastrous campaigns so far. Consistency has eluded both teams, as Jurgen Klopp and Graham Potter battle a catalogue of injuries in the search of success. The Premier League returns to the fold with another round of matches this weekend as Chelsea lock horns with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side in an important clash at Anfield on Saturday.

Chelsea are currently in 10th place in the Premier League standings and have struggled to meet expectations this season. The Blues edged Crystal Palace to a crucial 1-0 victory in their previous game and will look to achieve a similar result this weekend. Liverpool, on the other hand, are in ninth place in the league table at the moment and have also been in poor form this season. The Merseyside outfit defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers by a 1-0 scoreline in the FA Cup this week and will be confident ahead of this fixture.

Liverpool have largely failed to meet expectations this season and will need to play out of their skins to finish in the top four. The likes of Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez are yet to adapt to the Premier League and will need to work hard in the coming weeks. Chelsea are also in the midst of a transition and are in desperate need of a shot in the arm. Both teams are evenly matched at the moment and could play out a draw in this fixture.

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Ajmal Solangi is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and reviews. He likes tech news, mobile unboxing, reviews, gadgets, and more.

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