CONFIRMED: Liverpool & Chelsea line-ups

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Here is how Liverpool and Chelsea will line up for this afternoon’s match at Anfield:

Liverpool starting XI: Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Skrtel, Sakho, Gerrard, Allen, Lucas, Coutinho, Sterling, Suarez

Subs: Jones, Toure, Agger, Cissokho, Alberto, Aspas, Sturridge

Chelsea starting XI: Schwarzer, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Kalas, Cole, Lampard, Mikel, Matic, Salah, Ba, Schurrle

Subs: Hilario, Ake, Cahill, Van Ginkel, Baker, Willian, Torres

Both sides will know just how vital this game is, with a victory for Liverpool propelling them considerably closer to the Premier League title but Chelsea knowing they could climb to within just two points of the Reds with a win of their own.

The phrase six-pointer was made for a game like this, and all eyes will be on Anfield come 2:00pm this afternoon.

While Mourinho has hinted that he will prioritise the upcoming Champions League semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid, he will be all too aware of the importance of this match in his continuing Stamford Bridge legacy.

The hosts have won 13 of the 21 Premier League encounters between the two sides, while Chelsea have won just nine of the 70 league matches they have ever played at Anfield.

So…a scoring draw, anyone?

What do you think the result will be this afternoon?

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