Chelsea investigating alleged racial abuse of Blues fan at Europa League tie

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Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah during the Premier League match at St Mary’s Stadium Southampton

The physical exertion that this frantic stage of the season demands is one thing, but the emotional energy that Liverpool's players will have to invest is another entirely, which is a particularly pertinent point given so few of them have been involved in a Premier League title race before.

There is plenty of history here, Chelsea having derailed Liverpool's last genuine title challenge in that game when Steven Gerrard slipped over at Anfield to gift Demba Ba that goal.

Speaking on social media, Bailey added: "It makes me feel 'wow, if I can't be safe surrounded by our own fans, where am I safe?'".

There has been speculation that Chelsea star Eden Hazard may be rested this weekend - with Maurizio Sarri set to prioritise the Europa League.

Klopp is well aware of the threat posed by Hazard, who is in fine form after scoring sublime goals against West Ham and Brighton recently.

Speaking during his press conference on Friday, as quoted by the Mirror, Klopp joked his side could need a few extra men to get the job done, saying: "We will take 13 players, and two will play only against Eden!" Jurgen Klopp may say he does not care about that day because he was not around, but he will have surely sat Salah down and taken notes from the Egyptian ahead of the match. In a one vs one you can't defend him. Two bookings in five minutes at Wolves on April 2 led to a red card that means he will miss Saturday's game vs. Whatever you did in the past is nice because we have had very good results at Anfield, but we have to prove ourselves again on Sunday. But we try to use the fan power and give them a boost by things we do on the pitch. We have really big targets, that is clear.

The Blues have not lost a Premier League game at Anfield in last six seasons.

The video, which has been widely shared on social media, showed a group singing "Salah is a bomber" apparently in reference to Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.

'We enjoyed that day and hopefully, we can replicate it on Sunday, ' he told Sky Sports (as reported by the Metro). The opponents are very physical, they are very aggressive and so we knew very well we had to face difficulties during this match.

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