Liverpool head into tonight’s Capital One Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea in better form than some might expect.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have now lost just one match in their last 14 in all competitions and have closed the gap on the top four to five points.
Saturday’s 2-0 win at Aston Villa even saw Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert score in the same game – a statistic that shows things have certainly changed for the better.
The prospect of a two-legged semi-final against Chelsea is a mouthwatering one with the rivalry between the two clubs one of the biggest in English football after a series of massive clashes over the past 10 years.
A League Cup Final in 2005 began it all, which resulted in Jose Mourinho’s first trophy in English football.
Since then there have been three Champions League semi-finals, a Champions League quarter-final, an FA Cup semi-final and final as well as last season’s clash at Anfield in which Chelsea effectively ended Liverpool’s hopes of winning the Premier League title.
When the draw was made last month, perhaps a few of us expected the teams to be lining up against each other with some Janaury reinforcements but as of yet there has been nothing from either side, despite a host of rumours.
Here we have identified five of the most absurd transfer rumours regarding Liverpool this month.
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