The ultimate Liverpool vs. Chelsea combined XI

Chelsea and Liverpool meet tonight with the two clubs feeling markedly different about their respective campaigns compared to when they faced-off earlier in the season.

Liverpool have won one match so far in 2017, an FA Cup Third Round replay against Plymouth, and Chelsea are flying high at the top of the Premier League table. Liverpool won their contest at Stamford Bridge earlier in the campaign, but Jurgen Klopp, rather than Antonio Conte, is now the man under pressure.

This match at Anfield is a chance for Chelsea to confirm their position as Champions elect. Liverpool, on the other hand, must win the match to prove that they were not a half season wonder. The home side have much to lose, while Chelsea still have everything to gain. Keeping their lead at a lofty eight points while chalking a challenging fixture off their schedule could be pivotal in the title race.

Midweek Premier League football is great, and there are some real stars on show at Anfield that would make a great combined XI…