With all teams now caught up match-wise and no more games in hand to complicate proceedings, the Premier League enters its final few weeks, starting off at Anfield – where the dream of a 19th top-flight title is still very much alive.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are visited tonight by the already-relegated Huddersfield Town, who will be looking to end an otherwise disappointing season on a high by picking up a famous win at Anfield. Klopp’s charges will have different ideas, however, having been inevitably disappointed with the result of the Manchester derby mid-week and so will be hoping for a routine win to ensure they keep the pressure on Manchester City – who still have a number of tricky fixtures to navigate – right to the very end.
The Reds find themselves in imperious form at the moment, recording a 100%-win record in their last 9 games – an impressive feat which has seen them topple the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham and Bayern Munich. The Terriers, on the other hand, have had a something of contrast in fortunes compared to their opposition tonight, having not picked up a single premier league point since mid-January against Cardiff City, and will need to find some much-needed inspiration from somewhere if they’re to avoid yet another defeat.
Of injuries and suspensions; Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Joe Gomez are set to make their long-awaited returns, with the latter already playing a bit-part role in the last few games having come off the bench. Both players have been confirmed to have taken part in full-training during the week, though Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to risk either player unless the right opportunity arrives. Elsewhere, Liverpool’s star-midfielder Fabinho could be in line to miss the game have been withdrawn early against Cardiff City having picked up a head injury.
Huddersfield could find themselves without the likes of front-man Laurent Depoitre and midfielder Adama Diakhaby who have been suffering from foot and hamstring injuries respectively, while goalkeeper Ben Hamer will need to assessed before the game after picking up a knock.
Liverpool vs. Huddersfield – Friday 8:00pm on Sky Sports (Premier League).