Liverpool vs. Chelsea Preview: 6 Key Battles to Watch at Anfield This Sunday

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Liverpool vs. Chelsea Preview: 6 Key Battles to Watch at Anfield This Sunday
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This Sunday, the Liverpool-Chelsea rivalry will get its latest installment as the Reds host the return of former Anfield favorites Rafael Benitez and Fernando Torres.

For Liverpool fans, this prospect used to be unthinkable: Who would’ve thought that Benitez, who led them to Champions League glory under such dramatic circumstances, and who went on to establish them as one of Europe’s most feared sides, could end up taking the reins at Stamford Bridge?

And who would’ve thought that Torres, who was so often the scourge of Chelsea, would not only move to another Premier League club after Liverpool but to one the Reds so clearly reviled?

But it’s been more than two years since Torres left, and almost three since Benitez departed. Life has moved on somewhat (though in some quarters the pining for the duo is fevered and understandable), and there is much more to Sunday’s clash than just the return of former heroes.

Here are six key battles to look forward to in this Sunday’s meeting between two of modern English football’s great rivals. Enjoy and let us know your picks in the comments below.

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