Lineups, television and streaming options, and live Premier League coverage as Liverpool face off against Chelsea.
LIVERPOOL VS. CHELSEA
| Sunday, September 20th |Premier League | Anfield4:30PM BST/11:30AM EST
Liverpool faces off against Chelsea in our second game of the 2020-21 season today. Coming off of the high of this week’s transfer activity, the Reds will approach today’s fixture with the goal of putting up a strong fight. Chelsea’s activity in the summer transfer market made headlines, with the arrival of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz from Germany, and Hakim Ziyech from the Netherlands.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Xherdan Shaqiri feature on the injury list for Liverpool. For Chelsea, Christian Pulisic, as well as new signings Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva are among the squad members to sit this game out.
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Today’s line-up @ChelseaFC…
Gomez (minor knock) and Matip (minor muscle issue) both miss out. Thiago named on the bench.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 20, 2020
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Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen made his much-awaited debut for Napoli in their 2-0 win at Parma Calcio on Sunday.
The Nigerian striker who joined the club in a €72milion deal from Lille in July was introduced in the 63rd minute for Diego Demme at the Ennio Tradini stadium.
His introduction however changed the game for Napoli as he went on to create four chances for his team.
He also had an effort at goal in the 80th minutes, but his shot went narrowly wide.
Dries Mertens and Captain Lorenzo Insigne who scored the goals for Napoli in the 64th minute and 77 minutes respectively, benefitted from the introduction of the 21-year-old striker, as they have more freedom to dictate the game.
The trio will be hoping to continue their partnership in the next game for Napoli.
Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock is delighted with the signing of Chuba Akpom and he’s expecting the former Arsenal striker to be a success at the club.
Akpom returned to England after two and a half years stint with Greek side PAOK Salonica and he became the third signing of the summer for Neil Warnock who had earlier completed the signing of Sam Morsy, Marcus Bettinelli, and Grant Hall.
Neil Warnock told the club’s website that he’s delighted the club finally land the 24-year-old striker and confirmed he has been his preferred choice in the market.
“I’m delighted to finally have got him,” Warnock told the club’s website the boss.
“He’s been my number one choice. I’ve wanted him for a long time. I’d like to give a big thanks to Neil Bausor for getting it done.
“I told him what we were doing at the club, and right from day one, he wanted to come, and I’m delighted.”
Akpom signed a three-year contract with the club, he was at the Riverside to watch his new team-mates played a 1-1 draw against Bournemouth.
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He remains good at football.
Mo Salah scored three goals in the first game of the season and he looks like he’s in the zone.
It’s strange that it’s felt Sadio Mané has eclipsed him at times in the last year or so. He’s Salah! He’s always so good! He just doesn’t let up. The Liverpool manager certainly thinks so.
“The numbers are incredible,” said Klopp to the Liverpool Echo. “If you saw the game (against Leeds), people will say two goals were penalties, but it was a three-goal performance from Mo, if not more.
“Liverpool supporters know exactly what we have with him. I heard something Virgil (van Dijk) say ‘it’s not us, it’s you’ (when asked if Salah was taken for granted). In the team, absolutely 100% not.
“The story this team has written together is because they constantly push each other. They like playing together and like each other.
“I don’t actually know how the public sees Mo Salah. There are obviously different views, but I don’t know for sure.
“There are not a lot of strikers across the world with the numbers of Mo after more than three years at the same club. Exceptional numbers, exceptional guy, exceptional player.
“Mo has done that on his own, he deserves credit for that,” said the Reds boss. “We do a lot of things to help him be the player he can be, as a team, and he knows that.
“But apart from that, you need to have a specific personality to invest so much. He’s not the only one in the squad doing it, but he’s doing it as well.
“If you score more than 40 goals in your first season, quite a few players would say ‘that was nice, now let’s think about how we can make life away from the football pitch even more beautiful’. He’s exactly the opposite.
“He stayed very determined, his work-rate around games is exceptional. He is super professional, that’s the truth.
“If you could write a book about how to stay successful, the training he is doing and we are doing in between the games is one key. All players do what you tell them, but it’s about how important you see it yourself. That gives you a completely different mindset. You want to be on top of your own potential. That’s what he has been.”
Mohamed Salah: good at football. Scores goals. More on this as we get it.
It’s all coming, but don’t worry.
It’s quite a big game!
In fact, it’s a big game in a season that’s going to be very congested. We’re going to be watching a lot of Liverpool against tough opponents between now and May. And it starts hard, as well. Arsenal and Everton will come within the next month. That doesn’t seem to bother Jürgen Klopp too much.
“Can you name me the teams that would give us that kind of start?” The Liverpool Echo reported the manager as saying. “I don’t see that.
“Each Premier League game is difficult for its own reasons. When you first see it, you think somebody had the idea to give us Leeds, send us to Chelsea, bring in Arsenal, then go to Aston Villa before we play Everton.
“It’s a tough one. But go through the Premier League and replace those teams with five other names and tell me what’s easier?
“It’s not possible. We have to start in this way, and all these games are really difficult.
“For one second when I saw the fixture list I thought ‘ooh, interesting’. But that’s it. From then on we just focus on ourselves.”
If you thought Klopp was relaxed about fixtures because of how far ahead Liverpool were last season, then you’d also be wrong.
“I didn’t expect the points gap we had last season to the other teams.” he added. “So it’s 100% clear they will close the gaps.
“It’s not important what I think about it, but Chelsea’s transfers show their own ambition. They were fourth last year. They only want to go up from that.”
Liverpool will keep going but won’t suddenly start feeling ridiculous pressure. Just keep at it. That’s all we ask.