Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of what could well be a highly significant encounter in the battle to finish in the top four. Champions Liverpool will be desperate to end their recent Anfield woes and pick up three vital points against one of their main rivals for the Champions League berths. However, fifth-placed Chelsea are proving a tough nut to crack under Thomas Tuchel and will be confident they can enhance their own late season surge. Kick off 20:15 GMT.

Premier League / Matchday 29
Anfield / 04.03.2021
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Dan Quarrell
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Dan Quarrell
Updated 04/03/2021 at 22:28 GMT
MATCH REPORT: Magnificent Mount sends Chelsea fourth as champions Liverpool continue to struggle.
Liverpool crisis deepens as Chelsea inflict another defeat
End of 2nd Half
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FULL TIME: Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea. Mount's first-half goal moves Chelsea into fourth and condemns Liverpool to a fifth straight Anfield defeat. The champions are four points off the Blues in seventh and facing a real fight to make Europe via the league this term. Salah was subbed just past the hour and there could be more on that in the hours and days that follow given the Egyptian was clearly unhappy at being replaced.

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CHELSEA CHANGE: Werner off, Havertz on.
Timo Werner
Off
Timo Werner
Chelsea
Chelsea
On target2
Fouls2
Fouls against2
Wide2
Kai Havertz
On
Kai Havertz
Chelsea
Chelsea
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Three minutes added. It's all Liverpool now.
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Can Liverpool create one big chance? It's not looked likely despite plenty of huffing and puffing. The run of defeats at Anfield could be about to reach five on the spin. Incredible given they had gone 68-games unbeaten in L4.
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Wijnaldum has a header on target but it's easy enough for Mendy. Firmino had opened Chelsea up on the left but Robertson couldn't make anything of the cross.
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The Mo Salah change could feature prominently post match.
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As it stands, Chelsea will move up to fourth. Liverpool will be down in seventh having played a game more than a number of the sides around them.
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CHELSEA CHANGE: Mount off, Kovacic on.
Mason Mount
Off
Mason Mount
Chelsea
Chelsea
Goals1
On target1
Fouls against2
Wide2
Mateo Kovacic
On
Mateo Kovacic
Chelsea
Chelsea
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LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Milner on for Thiago.
 Thiago
Off
Thiago
Liverpool
Liverpool
Fouls against1
James Milner
On
James Milner
Liverpool
Liverpool
79'
Liverpool are preparing to bring on Milner. Again, not sure about Klopp's choice given they are 1-0 down.
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SAVE! Chelsea spring forward and almost seal the game. Mount drifts in from the left and teases a pass towards the run of Werner, but the Blues striker can't clip his shot beyond the advancing Alisson. Good stop from the Brazilian.
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Liverpool are pressing without really making that well-drilled Chelsea rearguard creak.
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Interesting stuff.
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CHELSEA CHANGE: Pulisic on for Ziyech.
Hakim Ziyech
Off
Hakim Ziyech
Chelsea
Chelsea
On target1
Blocked Shots1
Free Kicks1
Christian Pulisic
On
Christian Pulisic
Chelsea
Chelsea
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It's fair to say that Tuchel will be delighted to have seen Salah come off. It's a strange change if there's no injury involved.