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Liverpool Takes On Chelsea in Premier League Showdown at Anfield on January 31

As Liverpool, currently leading the Premier League, gears up to face old rivals Chelsea at Anfield, the anticipation is high. Jurgen Klopp’s team recently secured a spot in the FA Cup fifth round with a victory over Norwich City, marking their first game since Klopp’s announcement of his departure this summer.

Meanwhile, Chelsea is set for an FA Cup replay after drawing with Aston Villa. The upcoming clash serves as a dress rehearsal for their EFL Cup final encounter on February 25.

For fans worldwide, NaijaSport247 provides a closer look at key details for this game, including global viewing options, kickoff times, and the latest updates on the lineups.

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What time does Liverpool vs Chelsea kick-off?

This Premier League clash occurs at Anfield in Liverpool, UK, and kicks off on Wednesday, January 31 at 8:15 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

Date Kickoff time
USA Wed, Jan. 31 3:15 p.m. ET
Canada Wed, Jan. 31 3:15 p.m. ET
UK Wed, Jan. 31 8:15 p.m. GMT
Australia Thu, Feb. 1 7:15 a.m. AEDT
India Thu, Feb. 1 1:45 a.m. IST

Liverpool vs Chelsea live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
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USA: This game is available for live streaming on the Peacock Network.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live-streamed exclusively via Fubo in Canada.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on-demand on Optus Sport.

UK: This match is available for live broadcast via TNT Sports, with streaming options on Discovery+.

Liverpool vs Chelsea lineups, team news

Klopp is still missing Mohamed Salah, who is recovering from a hamstring injury following his return from AFCON 2024.

Kostas Tsimikas is still sidelined, and Wataru Endo is away with Japan at the AFC Asian Cup.

Liverpool (4-3-3, right to left): Alisson (GK) — Alexander-Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Gomez — Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Jones—Diaz, Jota, Nunez.

Liverpool subs (9): TBC

Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea injury list remains in double figures with Romeo Lavia, Christopher Nkunku and Malo Gusto all still a week away from returning.

Ben Chilwell and Armando Broja should start with Alfie Gilchrist and Noni Madueke tipped to drop to the bench for the visitors.

Chelsea (4-2-3-1 right to left): Petrovic (GK) — Disasi, Badiashile, Silva, Chilwell — Caicedo, Gallagher — Palmer, Fernandez, Sterling — Broja.

Chelsea subs (9): TBC

Liverpool vs Chelsea prediction

This game will be a crucial test of Liverpool’s Premier League title credentials, with Manchester City and Arsenal still chasing Klopp’s pacesetters.

Their home form remains spectacular, with no Anfield Premier League defeat in 15 months, and Chelsea have won just one of their last five away league matches.

Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Chelsea

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