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Senior Chelsea player a major doubt for Liverpool showdown - report

By Harvey Byrne

John Terry could be a doubt for Chelsea’s clash against Liverpool after leaving the Liberty Stadium on crutches on Sunday, according to a report.

The Daily Mail have claimed that the 35-year-old centre-back’s availability for Friday’s Premier League showdown is uncertain after he suffered an ankle injury in the match against Swansea.

Liverpool travel to Stamford Bridge on Friday for the 8pm kick-off, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, and Terry’s injury will severely weaken Chelsea’s back line.

The former England international has started in all four Premier League fixtures for Antonio Conte’s side in the new campaign.

The injury could place David Luiz in the back four to make his first appearance since his return to England and Chelsea in the summer.

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Chelsea have conceded six goals in their first five appearances in all competitions this season, only managing to keep one clean sheet in a 3-0 victory over Burnley.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have not been short of goals in attack.

The Reds have bagged 14 goals from their opening five matches in all competitions, with the most recent 4-1 win over Premier League champions Leicester adding to their rich scoring run.

Jurgen Klopp started with Daniel Sturridge, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino in a three-man attack against the Foxes and the German manager could opt for the same strike force against Chelsea, with star man Philippe Coutinho also in the squad.

In other Liverpool team news, Match of the Day viewers selected Sadio Mane’s goal against Arsenal as the August goal of the month.