Liverpool v Chelsea talking points

Antonio Conte is focused on Tuesday's trip to Liverpool in a potentially pivotal week in the Premier League title race

Their only win in the past eight games came in an FA Cup third-round replay at Plymouth.

But though he insisted he never once wished for Mane and Senegal to be eliminated so he could return to the club, Klopp acknowledged that having him back again is good news for Liverpool.

"But that's the sweetest one because of where they are in the divisions, how much resources are on show, the stature of the clubs and everything that was going against us before the game". This league is theirs and it is simply about staying composed for the remainder of the season.

'I genuinely mean when I say it, but for me I am honestly hoping I don't play this season which means they keep winning.

Antonio Conte will still refuse to consider the prospect of blue ribbons adorning the Premier League trophy even if his Chelsea side overcome Liverpool and Arsenal this week. A win at Anfield will strengthen their bid for a second title in three years and serve as the catalyst for the next crunch fixture against second-placed Arsenal.

Here Press Association Sport looks at some of the issues surrounding the game.

"But it is not that he can decide games by himself or we should expect this".

What a difference a week makes in football.

Liverpool's back four needs to be alert and cut out the silly mistakes.

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"After the games against Liverpool and Arsenal we improved a lot, our confidence, our identity".

One sign of Liverpool's desperation is the urgency with which they retrieved Sadio Mane from the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

"It's important also to respect the decision of the player". If not, Trent Alexander-Arnold will fill in.

Mane, who joined the club from Southampton in the summer, has proved an integral part of Klopp's team, which is fourth in the Premier League, 10 points behind Tuesday's opponent Chelsea.

Chelsea have been very fortunate with injuries all season, and Conte has all of his key names available. Full-back Branislav Ivanovic scored his first goal of the season after Pedro had set him up nicely and little over 20 minutes remaining, the result seemed a foregone conclusion now, despite a spirited Brentford fightback, which had nearly seen them score just minutes ago but for Asmir Begovic's alert reactions. Thirty-eight draws have also been played out. That has actually only happened in nine of the 24 Premier League seasons so far.

"If you think of the first game against Liverpool and after the game I said, "Today we faced a really great team but today we are not one".

It's tempting to go straight for Overs here, as it's trading at a big-looking [2.12] and Liverpool have a reputation for goals. Especially this season, the Reds have been superb against the sides that are closer to the top compared to the sides that are closer to the bottom.

"That said, Chelsea seem to be purring along".

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