Predicted Liverpool XI to play Chelsea - Sturridge to start!

Match to be played on Sunday 27th April 2014 at 14:05. Venue: Anfield, Liverpool.

Liverpool can take another step closer to sealing the Premier League title this weekend with victory over Chelsea at Anfield.

Brendan Rodgers’ side pulled off another entertaining win last weekend against Norwich City, which will give them momentum heading into one of their most difficult games this season.

Here’s the side Rodgers could go with this weekend.

GK – Simon Mignolet

The Belgian has had his ups and downs this season but he’s pulled out world class saves at vital times, which have helped his team stay in big matches.

RB – Glen Johnson

Johnson will be looking for a consistent end to the season ahead of the World Cup, plus he has the extra motivation for this game because of his Chelsea past.

CB – Martin Skrtel

Skrtel has been one of the best centre-backs in Premier League football this season. He’s battled well against physical forwards though he can be a little keen to grab a shirt inside his own penalty area.

CB – Daniel Agger

Agger could come back into the heart of the defence to provide a little extra quality and assurance on the ball for such a huge game.

LB – Jon Flanagan

Flanagan has been one of the outstanding players for Liverpool this season. Sides continuously try and exploit him as a weakness but he’s risen to every challenge this season.

RM – Raheem Sterling

Sterling’s pace down the right hand side is important, especially if Liverpool are forced to counter attack. He’s also proving to be effective from central positions at the moment.

CM – Lucas

Lucas started the season as Liverpool’s main holding midfielder and he’ll finish the season as the side’s main holding midfielder. His job is to make sure Chelsea’s creative players don’t have a lot of time on the ball.

CM – Steven Gerrard

Gerrard is an important figure for the Reds in this game, especially if the match doesn’t start as they’d be hoping.

LM – Philippe Coutinho

The Brazilian may start out on the left but he won’t stay there. He can drift into central positions and setup chances in behind the main centre forward.

ST - Daniel Sturridge

If Sturridge is fit, he plays. He has the motivation of his Chelsea past plus the his brilliant relationship with Luis Suarez to work with. He'll drift left if the Reds are under pressure.

ST – Luis Suarez

That main centre forward is likely to be Luis Suarez. Suarez has a past with Chelsea but he’s matured this season and should simply be looking to get all over the Blues defence like a rash.

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