Confirmed Liverpool v Chelsea lineups: Sturridge starts, Benteke back on the bench

Here is how Liverpool and Chelsea for this evening's Premier League clash...

Liverpool take on Chelsea at Anfield this evening having won four of their last six Premier League games.

The Reds beat Watford 2-0 on Sunday afternoon, and a win tonight will take them just two points behind fifth placed Manchester United.

Tonight, manager Jurgen Klopp has named a strong line-up as Daniel Sturridge returns up front, with Brazilian duo Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino both included in the team.

The likes of Kolo Toure, James Milner and Emre Can are all in the side, but Sturridge's inclusion means that Christian Benteke drops down to the bench again.

The Belgian is joined on the bench by the likes of Martin Skrtel, Joe Allen and Sheyi Ojo as the Reds seek another win.

Meanwhile, opponents Chelsea were beaten 3-2 by Sunderland on Saturday, and will be looking for a response at Anfield.

Asmir Begovic is back in goal in place of Thibaut Courtois, whilst John Obi Mikel starts at centre back with John Terry suspended, having been sent off against Sunderland.

The in-form Eden Hazard starts again, whilst youngster Bertrand Traore starts up front in place of the injured Diego Costa.

Youngsters like Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Kasey Palmer, Kenedy, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori are all on the bench, with Guus Hiddink potentially experimenting with his side at Anfield.

Liverpool lineup


  • Simon Mignolet
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Kolo Touré
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Emre Can
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Adam Lallana
  • James Milner
  • Roberto Firmino
  • Daniel Sturridge

Substitutes: Adam Bogdan, Brad Smith, Martin Skrtel, Joe Allen, Lucas Leiva, Sheyi Ojo, Christian Benteke.

Chelsea lineup


  • Asmir Begovic
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Baba Rahman
  • Gary Cahill
  • Cesc Fàbregas
  • Eden Hazard
  • Nemanja Matic
  • John Obi Mikel
  • Bertrand Traore
  • Willian
  • Pedro

Substitutes: Marco Amelia, Fikayo Tomori, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Kasey Palmer, Tammy Abraham, Alexandre Pato, Kenedy.

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