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Anfield Pitch

Here is how Liverpool and Chelsea will line up for the Premier League clash at Anfield...

Liverpool starting XI: Mignolet; Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno; Henderson, Can, Gerrard; Sterling, Coutinho, Balotelli.

Subs: Jones, Toure, Lucas, Allen, Lallana, Borini, Lambert.

Chelsea starting XI: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Ramires, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa.

Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Willian, Remy, Drogba.

Liverpool and Chelsea meet in one of the biggest games of the season at Anfield this afternoon.

The Reds' season was defined by Steven Gerrard's slip against the Blues last season, as the 2-0 defeat to Jose Mourinho's men played a big part in Liverpool losing the title to Manchester City.

Since the summer departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona, Liverpool have severely struggled, winning just four of their first ten games.

Brendan Rodgers rested many of his players against Real Madrid in midweek, with the emphasis placed on winning this game against league leaders Chelsea in a bid to kickstart their season.

Mourinho's side have enjoyed a stunning start to the campaign with eight wins from the first ten games, and lead the league by four points already.

In the big away games this season, Chelsea have taken the lead in the second half before conceding a late goal, so proving that they can win against their rivals on the road is important today.

Mourinho got it tactically spot on against Liverpool last season, and the inclusion of Ramires in midfield suggests that he will try to frustrate the Reds once again.

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