Liverpool take on Chelsea tonight with the Reds looking to make a statement about their top four challenge. The two sides are neck and neck in the fight for a Champions League spot and tonight could prove crucial. Emile Heskey has warned Liverpool about Mason Mount ahead of tonight’s game.
This game could prove decisive when it comes to the top four this season.
The Reds can leapfrog Chelsea into fourth place with a win, though West Ham would still have a game in hand.
Jürgen Klopp’s side may have conceded the title but a Champions League spot is very much still on the cards but they need to be in near enough perfect form between now and the end of the season to secure it.
Thomas Tuchel will be looking to get one over on his professional doppelganger; the pair are good friends having both managed Mainz and Borussia Dortmund.
Emile Heskey on Mason Mount
The game is sure to be a fiercely contested one.
There is quality all over the pitch and the Reds will have a task on their hands taking the three points.
We asked an ex-Red who the opposition’s dangerman is, Emile Heskey said us Mason Mount could pose Liverpool problems, telling Rousing the Kop:
“Mason Mount played last time and Mount, I don’t think gets the credit he deserves.
“For a young lad what he does…again he’s in the same ilk as Curtis Jones, getting into those positions that hurt players and hurts teams, he demands the ball and drives with it. He can be a thorn in your side to be honest.”
What RTK has to say
Emile Heskey may be worried about Mason Mount but we aren’t.
We expect the Reds to be too ferocious for the young man.
He is talented but he isn’t quite ready to grab these huge games by the neck, though maybe he’ll benefit from there being no fans at Anfield – a packed Kop could shout him into insignificance.