The Blues are unbeaten at Stamford Bridge in 84 games, and it’s looking as though number 85 is just around the corner. In order to stand a chance of beating Chelsea, surely you need a match winner or two in the team, something that Liverpool are struggling with ahead of Sunday’s match.
Barring a miracle, Fernando Torres is going to miss the match and it appears he could be joined on the sidelines by Robbie Keane. The Irishman missed training on Friday with a pelvic injury and it’s a roll of the dice as to whether he’ll be involved at the Bridge. The plus points for the scousers is that two other key players have been passed fit, as reported by the official Liverpool site.
“Xabi and Steven both trained today and should be okay,” confirmed the manager. “It wasn’t a hard session but I am confident they can play at Chelsea.
“We’re still not sure about Robbie. He didn’t train today and we will have to see how he is tomorrow. We will make a late decision.
“Fernando won’t be involved. He is recovering well and should be fit again soon, but we have to be careful with the player.”
Will Keano be a big loss to Liverpool on Sunday, or is this the match where the likes of Dirk Kuyt and Ryan Babel can step up to the plate? The latter has always fancied himself as a bit of a striker and may now get the chance to play in an advanced position and cause problems for the Chelsea defence. Are the Reds still in with a chance of victory if their Irish striker misses out, or is a draw the best hope?