Liverpool v Chelsea: Crucial Premier League encounter at Anfield could be switched

Decision may be made to move game following Chelsea's progress in the Champions League

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The crucial Premier League encounter between title rivals Liverpool and Chelsea could be switched following the latter's progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League.

With the pair vying for the title alongside Manchester City, the meeting at Anfield is likely to be among the most pivotal in determining where the league trophy ends up.

Yet after Chelsea's win over PSG meant they will be taking part in the last four of the Champions League, the game could be moved to help Jose Mourinho's side.

Chelsea are due to play Sunderland at home on Sunday 20 April before the first leg of their Champions League semi-final and Liverpool away on the following Sunday, before the second leg.

The first and second legs of the semi-finals will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The Premier League will not make Chelsea play on a Sunday and then a Tuesday, so depending on how the draw works out, either the fixture against Sunderland or meeting with Liverpool will be moved to the Saturday.


The draw for the Champions League semi-finals takes place on Friday.