Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that captain John Terry will miss the trip to Anfield.
Mourinho also ruled Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto’o out of the game, before claiming the trio are real doubts for the Champions League semi-final with Atletico Madrid.
After the 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday evening, Mourinho claimed he would heavily rotate his squad for the game with Liverpool.
Speaking ahead of the trip to the league leaders, Mourinho spoke of those who won’t feature.
‘Hazard is out for Sunday’s game, I don’t think he will make Wednesday but let’s wait. JT won’t play this weekend and I don’t think he will make Atletico but let’s wait and see.’
Mourinho went on to rule Eto’o out, meaning Demba Ba is likely to lead the line on Sunday.
People have questioned Mourinho’s desire to prioritise Wednesday’s match with Atletico Madrid, however the Chelsea boss has claimed they will do all they can to win on Sunday.
‘My thoughts on the game? We are going to try to win. Nobody goes into a game to lose.’
‘We will go to Liverpool and give the maximum with whatever players we use.’
The Chelsea manager also distanced himself from bizarre reports linking him with the vacant position at Manchester United.
David Moyes was sacked as manager of the champions of Tuesday, however Mourinho has laughed off suggestions that he would leave Stamford Bridge for Old Trafford.
“How can somebody think about it? I left Real Madrid to come to Chelsea specifically. I signed a four-year contract with Chelsea. I told Chelsea they never have to worry about me because I don’t want to leave. I stay as long as the club wants me to stay.”