Just 6 months ago Liverpool were on the verge securing their maiden Premier League title as they welcomed Chelsea to Anfield; how the reds wish they could turn back the hands of time as they reluctantly welcome runaway leaders Chelsea, knowing a defeat will leave them isolated from a top four position.
Chelsea fear no one at the minute and will probably be the last team Liverpool want to face at the minute as their own season goes from bad to worse.
The blues did the double over Liverpool last season, which of course involved the infamous game where Steven Gerrard and Liverpool slipped up and narrowly missed out on a maiden Premier League trophy.
For Brendan Rodgers, a defeat will amp up the pressure on his shoulders following last weeks loss to Newcastle and the midweek loss to Real Madrid.
However, football is a funny game and Liverpool arguably eptimise that more than any other club in football. Their attacking line up certainly suggests they aren't here to lay down and take a beating.
Check out the starting lines up via these links: Liverpool starting line-up; Chelsea starting line-up.
The game is now underway and Liverpool have begun it at a frantic pace.
1 min: Emre Can plays in Coutinho with a headed pass and the playmaker sees his subsequent shot from outside the box saved.
4 min: Martin Skrtel plays in Mario Balotelli with a through ball but the forward is offside.
8 min: GOAL! And Liverpool have come good on their frantic start! Emre Can is the man with the goal and what a goal it was. Emre Can was left alone from distance and let rip. Raheem Sterling with the assist.
13 min: GOAL! The league leaders have restored parity almost immediately. Liverpool's weaknesses at set-pieces comes to the fore once more as Cahill makes the most of a ping-pong in the box to slip the ball over the line - thank the heavens for goal-line technology.
20th min: Liverpool have a strong penalty shout turned down as Raheem Sterling's shot is blocked by the arm of Gary Cahill. The referee seemingly decided Cahill had no control of his launched body.
26th min: Coutinho is making a fool of Cesc Fabregas today. Coutinho's latest dribble leaves Fabregas inside-out and ends with a fine shot that forces a fine save from Courtois.
28th min: Coutinho is dispossessed and Diego Costa winds up with a shot that is deflected for a corner. The corner causes a few problems as the reds struggle to contain John Terry, though Sterling eventually clears the ball.
Liverpool have been under the cosh for most of the past 10 minutes as they have struggled to get the ball out of their own area. Much has been made of Simon Mignolet's inability to create Liverpool's and he is doing himself no favours as Chelsea hound him into aimless clearances.
37th min: On the right wing, Ivanovic turns Dejan Lovren too easily, bulldozes poor Moreno as he intrudes into the Liverpool box. Unfortunately for him and Chelsea, the ball ricochets into Mignolet's grateful hands.
39th min: Chelsea take the ball off Liverpool for the umpeenth time and Costa plays in Hazard towards the left flank. The winger works in a placed shot that has no power behind it - he would have been better served to have played in the incoming Fabregas to the left of him.
42 min: Oscar's shot is blocked and the rebound falls to a Chelsea player. The ball winds up to Ramires who forces Sterling into a professional foul and the Liverpool man earns a yellow card. Ramires is lucky however, as his stray elbow caught Sterling but was not seen by the referee.
The referee calls for the end for the 1st half. After a great start, Liverpool will be grateful for its end. In the meantime, here are some stats from the 1st half:
Shots: Liverpool 6; Chelsea 10
On target: Liverpool 3; Chelsea 4
Corners: Liverpool 3; Chelsea 5
Fouls: Liverpool 4; Chelsea 6
Possession: Liverpool 56%; Chelsea 44%
Of course, the main stat to know is that it is Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea.
The second half is about to start, stay with us for the latest updates.
50 min: Emre Can's long but ultimately aimless run is cut short and Chelsea subsequently hit on the counter. Eden Hazard plays a chip through ball into Diego Costa who doesn't wait for the bounce and attempts an overhead kick. Mignolet seemed to have it cover as it narrowly went over the bar.
52nd min: Sterling comes in from the left flank and shoots powerfully at Courtois who could only parry it back into play. Thankfully so for the blues as Hazard embarks on run, drives deep into the Liverpool half and forces a desperate lunge by a Liverpool player as his shot is blocked.
54th min: Willian replaces Ramires.
The rhythm of the first half has clearly been picked up by both sides as they match each other blow for blow.
A bit of argy-bargy going on as Chelsea players are up in arms due to Liverpool playing on with Ivanovic on the ground. Shame they didn't react the same when they had the ball first...
67th min: GOAL! Diego Costa has fired one in as Chelsea take the lead for the first time in the game. Cesar Azpilicueta gets the better of Glen Johnson on the left and puts in a dangerous cross. Simon Mignolet could only watch it go across him a Chelsea player runs across him and Costa his in essence, an empty goal to aim for.
74th min: Liverpool have looked far better since putting to men up top. Jordan Henderson has a strike on target that was going wide until Matic got in the way and it scoops narrowly over the top of the goal.
77th min: When was the last time Steven Gerrard scored a long range screamer? I'm not too sure but we'll be waiting as Gerrard's attempt to wind back the glory is denied by a block.
79th min: It's one goalless Premier League striker for another as Mario Balotelli is called off for Rickie Lambert.
88th min: Huge penalty shout as Gerrard's shot is handled by Gary Cahill - second time that has happened to him and it's the second time he's gotten away with it.
After a never ending five minutes of stoppage time, the game has finally closed to an end. Chelsea went a goal down thanks to an Emre Can strike but truth be told, the blues were always going to win barring a calamitous mistake.
Chelsea weren't at their best but they didn't need to be; Liverpool did not stretch their backline enough and were shaky at the best of times at the back themselves.
Victory sees Chelsea extend their lead at the top to seven points, although Southampton will be expected to rectify that as they take on Leicester City at tome.
As for Liverpool, they have lost three games in a row in all competitions and have suffered their second consecutive Premier League defeat for the second time this season. They have now lost more games (5) than they have won (4) and are one more defeat away from equalling last season's record of six losses throughout the campaign, after only 11 games this season.
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