UEFA Super Cup Final
Liverpool vs Chelsea
Champions League champions Liverpool and Europa League holders Chelsea face off in Istanbul on Wednesday as the Uefa Super Cup final.
Both have had a contrasting starts to the English top-tier this campaign as the Reds put four past Norwich at Anfield before the Blues had four put past them by their bitter rivals Manchester United.
Klopp has already told his players to “stay greedy” and start the season with a silverware, and bragging rights up for grabs, while Frank Lampard will be hoping to claim his first trophy as a manager.
Head to Head Stats (Last 6 matches):
EPL 14-04-2019 FT Liverpool 2 : 0 Chelsea
EPL 29-09-2018 FT Chelsea 1 : 1 Liverpool
EFLC 26-09-2018 FT Liverpool 1 : 2 Chelsea
EPL 06-05-2018 FT Chelsea 1 : 0 Liverpool
EPL 25-11-2017 FT Liverpool 1 : 1 Chelsea
EPL 31-01-2017 FT Liverpool 1 : 1 Chelsea
Liverpool Team News:
Liverpool will be without their main man Alisson Becker who has played a vital role for the Reds success last season after suffering a calf injury against Norwich, meaning summer signing Adrian will continue to deputise.
Chelsea Team News:
Olivier Giroud, N’Golo Kante and Christian Pulisic were all second-half substitutes against Man Utd and should all start on Wednesday in the UEFA Super Cup final.
Kurt Zouma had a rough time in central defence, however, with German centre-back, Antonio Rudiger still sidelined, and Fikayo Tomori the only deputy Frenchman is likely to start against Liverpool.
Chelsea 4-2-3-1 Predicted lineup: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Pedro, Barkley, Pulisic, Giroud
Liverpool 4-3-3 Predicted Lineup: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Firmino, Shaqiri
Players to watch: Salah & Pulisic