With both Brendan Rodgers and Jose Mourinho downplaying their respective side’s title hopes throughout the season, a clash at Anfield with two games remaining was destined to leave one manager within touching distance of Premier League glory.
Chelsea reached the Champions League semi-finals with a thrilling 2-0 win over Paris Saint Germain in their quarter-final second leg match on Tuesday to go through on the away goal rule after the tie ended 3-3 on aggregate.
They’re title contenders. With six games remaining Liverpool’s destiny is placed in their own hands. Win all six and they’re champions. Fail to do so, and they risk missing out on their best chance of claiming the one trophy that’s eluded them.
Jose Mourinho’s team selection dominated headlines in PSG's emphatic victory of Chelsea. Matches of this calibre between two elite sides are usually defined by the slimmest margin, but several errors played a factor in Chelsea's defeat.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho left out Fernando Torres for the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday, selecting Andre Schuerrle in his place.
Jose Mourinho has ruled his Chelsea side out of the Premier League title race, but he believes they will bounce back from domestic disappointment against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday.