Is this Liverpool's big hint that Dejan Lovren will start against Chelsea?

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The Croatian could be set to start against the Blues tomorrow lunchtime, despite his poor recent form.

Liverpool appear to have dropped a big hint that Dejan Lovren will start against Chelsea tomorrow lunchtime.

The Croatian centre-back has struggled for form this season after moving to Anfield for a £20 million fee this summer and was dropped for his side's visit to Real Madrid in midweek.

Lovren, however, has been made the cover star of Liverpool's official matchday programme ahead of tomorrow's game.

Such a move, although not confirming anything, appears to suggest the 25-year-old will start against the Blues. Placing him on the cover of the programme would look a little silly if not...

Should Lovren play, it would seem harsh on Kolo Toure, who the internet went crazy for after his superb performance against Real Madrid, when he handled Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo especially well.

Boss Brendan Rodgers, though, could partner Lovren with Toure. Yet such a move would appear equally puzzling as he would be testing a new partnership ahead of a crucial game.

The Croatian is supposed to be the Reds' first-choice centre-back - but Toure is in the better form right now, plain and simple.

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