Lukaku could target Matip today, he will fancy his chances against the Liverpool centre-back I suspect. He brings a hell of a lot to Chelsea in the final third.
Karen Carney discussed why he is so ruddy good recently.
Speaking of Elliott … he’s had a big week. Here is Ben Fisher on England under-21s.
It is a sign of how highly Harvey Elliott is thought of by Klopp that he is starting a game such as this. Managers must be lining up their starlets for a loan move to Blackburn, as it has really helped Elliott.
Chelsea have been doing smart business, according to Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool and Chelsea will be looking to lay down a marker at Anfield. Both have aspirations of winning the title, and who can blame them? The two sides have impressed in their opening fixtures, picking up maximum points in the process.
The return of Virgil van Dijk and renewed vigour in the attacking third have made Liverpool look like the side of old, which must be a pleasing sight for Jürgen Klopp. Admittedly, Norwich and Burnley are not the toughest of tests in the Premier League but as tedious people will tell you, you can only beat what is put in front of you.
Chelsea’s issue under Thomas Tuchel last season was obvious: they did not have a prolific goalscorer but Romelu Lukaku has returned to Stamford Bridge at the peak of his powers and he will be keen to prove he can be the man to fire the Blues to the title. He has already turned the fortunes around at Internazionale during his career and he looks like he can do it again.
This really should be a cracker, as it has been down the years. Anything less than 90 minutes of drama simply will not do.