Manchester United legend Phil Neville believes Chelsea are more than good enough to come away from Anfield with three points on Sunday despite the problems Chelsea have had this season.
According to Neville, Chelsea could easily beat Liverpool on Sunday because Chelsea have players that can turn it on for big games.
“They’ve had a difficult season but do you know what, I think they’ve had a really good last couple of months,” Neville told Premier League Productions.
“They’re in a great position in the league, they could easily beat Liverpool on Sunday.
“They beat Man City at home, they’ve got the players that can turn it on on a big day.”
Neville also wants Chelsea to stick with Maurizio Sarri as he believes the Italian can deliver the brand of football Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants at Stamford Bridge.
“I think Chelsea have got to stand by this man because the type of football [Roman] Abramovich wants to play, I actually think he can deliver,” Neville added.
“I just think he needs to start stamping his own authority.
“Maybe another transfer window, if they get it, to do that.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud insists he’s not intimidated by the prospect of facing Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk.
The Dutch international is a contender for PFA Player of the Year having helped turn Liverpool’s once porous defence into the meanest in the Premier League.
Speaking about the prospect of facing Van Dijk again, Giroud said: “I played against him personally a few times and it has always been a tough position because he is very good and very strong, but I’ve scored a few goals playing against his teams.
“I played against him in the Netherlands when we played recently but I won last year and scored at Stamford Bridge and scored the winner at the Stade de France against the Netherlands a few months ago.
“We don’t have to be scared and no matter who plays we will be 100% focused on winning the game.”