Liverpool v Chelsea tips – back Reds to stun Premier League leaders
Liverpool can pack a punch against Chelsea at Anfield
November 7th, 2014
Brendan Rodgers has come in for fierce criticism for fielding an alleged B side against Real Madrid on Tuesday night, although the media were subsequently disappointed as Liverpool acquitted themselves well against the European champions.
“I know there has been a bit of criticism for the selection but I think it is a disservice to the team that played,” he said on Thursday.
“The idea was to make sure we stayed in the game for 60-65 minutes and then open up the game with the quality of Steven Gerrard’s passing, Raheem Sterling’s speed, and Phil Coutinho’s creativity, but we couldn’t get a goal.
“I don’t look so much into it because any criticism that comes is part of what you take as a manager, but I didn’t think it was fair to call Kolo Toure, Lucas Leiva or Adam Lallana a reserve player.
“Those boys put in a great performance and they deserved more praise, as opposed to the criticism which came.
“It doesn’t affect me any way as I don’t listen to it, good or bad. I don’t have to justify it, the players justified it the other night.
“I think for all of them it was a great opportunity and that is what I look to do here, try and pick the team that can win the game.”
Rodgers will now make several changes again for Saturday’s visit of Chelsea, with BetVictor offering odds of 5/4 about the visitors continuing their fine start to the season by repeating last season’s victory at Anfield which effectively ended hopes of a Liverpool title success.
However, Jose Mourinho’s team have been held to draws against both Manchester clubs this term and Maribor could have beaten the London side on Wednesday night as their Champions League clash ended 1-1.
Therefore, we are going to take a punt on Liverpool winning and backing the Reds on the Draw No Bet market offers some insurance against the possibility of the game ending all square.
Liverpool FC on Draw No Bet market @ 17/11 with 888sport
Premier League tips – Saturday 8th November
Liverpool v Chelsea 12:45
Burnley v Hull 15:00
Man Utd v Crystal Palace 15:00
Southampton v Leicester 15:00
West Ham v Aston Villa 15:00
QPR v Man City 17:30