Liverpool can benefit from Chelsea Slump


Former Manchester United and City midfielder Owen Hargreaves believes that new Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will look towards taking advantage of Chelsea’s poor run of form right now. It has been a poor defence to the league title by the reigning English champions.

They have already suffered more defeats than they did through the entire last season. Chelsea had been good at home under Jose Mourinho but even this form has been looking shaky with defeats against the likes of Southampton. The run appears to get tougher with a game against Liverpool coming up, and with Mourinho now pushed to one side.

After the recent managerial change to bring in Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool have been playing a different brand of football. The intense pressing game employed by the German at Anfield is something that will have a profound effect against Chelsea, who are known not to enjoy playing against those who press very hard.

This was also a major reason behind Real Madrid’s failure to overshadow Barcelona in the Spanish league when the Portuguese was in charge of the club. A repeat of the same would only pile of the misery for Chelsea. Hargreaves is expecting no soft corners from Liverpool, as they look to move up the table, with the odds on the match at StanJames pointing to Liverpool being facvourites for the tie.

The Blues, meanwhile, have been completely backing manager Hiddink who took over after owner Roman Abramovich finally lost his patience. "As Liverpool manager [Klopp] will want to capitalise on a Chelsea team struggling for confidence because his Dortmund team last season, as good as they were, struggled with confidence and never figured it out,” said Hargreaves.

Klopp did struggle to get results at Liverpool in his first few matches, but they have certainly been playing a whole lot better than Chelsea during the same period, and they now seem like good bets for each game they play - especially with a bonus code to boost the odds.

Hargreaves has retired from football and now acts as a pundit for various channels.