Chelsea will be away at Anfield on the 31st of January, as the Blues look to continue their fine form this season against Liverpool in the Premier League.
Former Premier League player Robbie Savage, believes Liverpool have a weak squad, and that they have gotten weaker without Sadio Mane, who will miss Liverpool’s game against Chelsea, as he’s in the ongoing African Cup of Nations with his national team, Senegal.
“Without Mane, who has been on African Cup of Nations duty, they have won just once this month – in an FA Cup replay against Plymouth they should not have required,” Savage wrote in his column for the Mirror.
“And Liverpool’s results in the New Year, when they have been playing two games a week, have not justified the level of squad rotation Klopp has used.
“Should he have dipped into the transfer market to provide extra cover for Mane? Perhaps – but it’s a bit late in the day to invoke that option now.
“Did he have adequate resources to cope with a dip in form – one win in seven games – when Mane and Coutinho were ruled out?
“Probably – although you could argue Klopp’s overall squad (as opposed to his strongest XI) is weaker than Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and, in most departments, Tottenham.”
Chelsea lost the first leg 2-1 at Stamford Bridge, and will be looking for a revenge against Jurgen Klopp’s men.