Chelsea travel to Anfield to take on reigning champions Liverpool, who haven’t won at home since the turn of the year. The Blues extended their unbeaten run under Tuchel to nine games after playing out a goalless draw against Manchester United on Sunday.
With just 12 games remaining in the season, both teams will be looking to finish in the top four in order to qualify for the Champions League next season. Despite remaining unbeaten under Thomas Tuchel, the Blues have struggled to score goals in their recent games.
On Liverpool’s form
Thomas Tuchel said Liverpool are one of the best teams in Europe despite their recent run of poor results. The German added “For me, those two teams are still the benchmark. We want to close the gap and the gap is not too big that we cannot close it in weeks and months. This is the target.”
“We have always a chance to win any game because we have self-confidence, we have everything we need to win against everybody and be a tough opponent.”
“At the same time, you can always lose games in the Premier League because it’s one of the toughest competitions you can face.”
“I’m pretty sure that Liverpool miss their fans. I know from experience what impact the crowd at Anfield can have on their team.”
“They dropped points, sometimes deserved but many times not deserved, and there was also a streak of very unlucky results. It is one of the strongest teams in Europe. One of the best managers in Europe, but we are confident enough.“
On top four finish
Thomas Tuchel admitted its a very important game in the race for top four as both teams are separated by a point in the table. However, the German insisted a defeat against the reigning champions will not determine Chelsea’s fate in the race for top four.
The Chelsea Head Coach added “We know we have 12 matches to go, so no matter what result we get out of tomorrow, it will not be the end of the race for the top four. But it is of big importance.”
“I hope we can show up with the same attitude like we faced all the tough challenges so far. This race will go, in my opinion, until the end of the 12 games we have to play. But tomorrow is a very important fixture.”