Liverpool will look to move another step closer to their first Premier League title when they host Chelsea on Sunday, as Paddy Power enhance the odds on the game, offering a massive 4/1 on Liverpool to win or 9/1 on the away win.
The Reds need just seven points from their final three games to claim their first title in 24 years and a win over the Blues would be a huge lift for their hopes.
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The Reds are set to be boosted by the return of Daniel Sturridge following a hamstring injury however Jordan Henderson misses the second of his three game suspension.
While the absence of Henderson in the engine room will be a huge loss, the former Sunderland man has hailed the impending return of Sturridge and believes his return will be a massive boost for the club.
“He is a massive player for us,” he told Sky Sports News.
“The last game against Norwich I thought we did brilliantly, but it’s always a bonus to have a player like Daniel back, so hopefully he is fit and can do the business at the weekend.
“We’re in a very good position but nothing’s won yet. I think we’ve got to keep our feet firmly on the ground, starting with Chelsea.
“Our focus is on not getting too carried away and just keeping on what we’ve been doing all season.”
The Reds will also be without Victor Moses as the on-loan star is ineligible to play against his parent club.
Chelsea meanwhile could field a weakened line up with one eye on their Champions League second leg with Atletico Madrid. Jose Mourinho’s men are favourites to advance to their second final in three years after a 0-0 draw in the Vicente Calderon stadium midweek and with some much at stake the Portuguese coach is unlikely to take too many risks at Anfield.
The manager has already indicated that he will start with those that are not in the frame for the second leg which means that John Obi Mikel and Frank Lampard will start.
Regardless of Mourinho’s decisions on team selection, the blues will definitely be without the injured John Terry and Petr Cech while midfielder Ramires is banned following his use of the arm against Sebastian Larsson last time out.
Despite limited appearances this season Mark Schwarzer is likely to be rested meaning an even rarer start for Hilario in goal while the likes of Tomas Kalas, Andreas Christensen and Nathan Ake could all come in to the team.