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N'Golo Kante to miss Liverpool clash

Liverpool await their final Anfield match of the season against Chelsea where Jurgen Klopp and his players will finally be handed their Premier League trophy.

Frank Lampard’s team represent tough opposition as Liverpool look to make it three consecutive PL seasons with their Anfield unbeaten record still in-tact.

The Blues will be without midfield general and star man N’Golo Kante for the Anfield affair which is news that will certainly bode well amongst Kopites.

Kante, 29, is one of the best midfielders in the world and was undoubtedly Chelsea’s best player when the two teams met earlier in the season.

The World Cup winner dominated possession at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea registering a pass completion rate of 82 per cent.

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Despite being overrun in midfield against Klopp’s then-unbeaten Reds, Kante was the inspiring figure who drove his team on and scored a sensational goal after hounding back possession for his team before driving a right-footed effort into the top corner.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: N’Golo Kante of Chelsea and Fabinho of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus)

Liverpool must capitilise

Liverpool themselves go into the contest without a win in their previous two PL outings. The English champions have only managed to take eight points from their past five matches so Klopp will be desperate for the team to put things right against Chelsea.

Chelsea may be chasing a top-four finish, but Liverpool will have one eye on history during their final Anfield outing of the season.

If Liverpool are to register their 31st PL win of the season they will have taken 55 points from a possible 57 at Anfield – a club record.

Speaking ahead of the match, Klopp himself even admitted that he is relishing the challenge and is desperate for his players to make history on Merseyside before his team are given their Premier League trophy.

He said: “We have to go for something as well, it’s not that we only are there and wait until the party starts. We have to save a record, a home record, stuff like this [so] for us as well there are some targets.

“Again, we have to see, how we do always, how we deal with it. I’m very positive that these boys will put a proper performance out there on the pitch but if it’s enough, we have to show tomorrow night.”

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