Liverpool coach on tactics against Chelsea and players fighting to start

Liverpool coach Mike Marsh has been speaking about the upcoming match against Chelsea.

Liverpool first-team coach Mike Marsh has been speaking ahead of the Reds’ clash with Chelsea this afternoon.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Marsh revealed his thoughts on the midweek defeat to Real Madrid and the encounter last season with Jose Mourinho’s Blues.

When asked if Saturday’s match with Chelsea is a case of attempting to get revenge for last season’s defeat, Marsh said, “I wouldn’t say revenge but we know it’s going to be a difficult game. They are top of the league and haven’t been beaten in 16 games, so we know it’s going to be a very tough game.”

Marsh also hinted that he and Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers had been working on a few things in an attempt to get one over the undefeated league leaders.

“We’ve been working on one or two things,” Marsh said, “so with a bit of luck that will come to fruition on Saturday and you’ll see for yourself.”

Marsh was also asked if some of Liverpool’s apparent second-string had played their way into contention after their fine showing in the Spanish capital.

Kolo Toure in particular shone against the reigning European champions and it will be interesting to see who Rodgers puts his faith in for this afternoon’s huge domestic encounter.

“That’s the case for every game and with every training session.” Marsh said. “They are always putting themselves forward to play in the next game.”

With Liverpool faltering in the league it is time for Rodgers to play those men who are going to give their all for the shirt and it would be no surprise if some of those who shone at the Bernabeu are given another run-out at Anfield this weekend.

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