Liverpool have five games left to play and within these games the fate of the Premier League will be decided. Manchester City have the derby with United to worry about.
The biggest challenge facing Liverpool right now isn’t the Champions League quarter-final second leg with Porto. Instead it is against Chelsea.
However, Paul Merson the versatile football pundit has come out with a prediction for Liverpool v Chelsea.
He thinks Sarri will focus on winning the Europa League and play his first team in that Match. For Liverpool, it means that Hazard may not play the match at Anfield.
“I’m not sure if Eden Hazard’s going to play as the Europa League is a massive competition for Chelsea.”
“For the manager, winning that competition is bigger for him than getting into the top four – for a manager who’s never won anything before.
“This is a big opportunity for [Maurizio] Sarri so it’s a question of what team gets set up for Chelsea.
“If Chelsea play their full team, and don’t worry about next Thursday, this will be game on – no question about that – but I’m just going to go for Liverpool.
“Liverpool are going to get nervous.