Mane returns, Sturridge out – Predicted Liverpool starting XI vs Chelsea tonight

Liverpool’s Premier League fate could very well be decided tonight when they take on the league leaders Chelsea in a do or die battle at Anfield.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has come under severe criticism after winning just 1 game in the month of January, which came against Plymouth.

Sadio Mane is expected to return to Liverpool’s starting XI tonight after being away for the entire month due to International commitments with African Cup of Nations.

With Mane returning, Liverpool could field their strongest XI in order to stop Chelsea opening up an even bigger lead at the top of league table.

Predicted Liverpool starting XI vs Chelsea

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Although, Sadio Mane is tipped to start we are yet to be 100% sure of his fitness levels to start a high-intensity game such as this one. Mane could be used for 50-60 minutes to make an impact before being withdrawn near the hour mark.