WATCH: Chelsea vs. Liverpool Live Online [Premier League]
Chelsea vs. Liverpool Live Stream: As the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare to take on the Green Bay packers tonight for Super Bowl XLV, another big game is expected to draw attention from sports enthusiasts– the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Liverpool.
These two teams have served up some classic matches over the years, but today is a highly anticipated game because it will be the first time that Fernando Torres will wear a blue jersey. Carlo Ancelotti’s side have finally succeeded in landing Torres after several failed attempts, acquiring the prized Spaniard via the transfer window for a new British record of around $79.5 million.
However, Torres has pledged not to celebrate if he scores against his former team. The 26-year-old striker, who scored both goals in the Reds’ 2-0 victory against Chelsea earlier in the season, said he understands the disenchantment felt by Liverpool fans in the wake of his exit but he hopes that one day they will at least understand his decision.
Without Torres, all eyes will be on Luis Suarez to spearhead Liverpool’s attack. The Anfield club hoped to pair the 24-year-old Uruguay international with El Niño, but because of the transfer Andy Carroll will be his long-term partner instead.
Chelsea is currently fourth in the EPL with 44 points, ten points behind leaders Manchester United. Liverpool, meanwhile, is seventh, nine points behind the West Londoners and two points ahead of eighth placed Bolton.
The match kicks-off at 16:00 GMT.
UPDATE: Fernando Torres’s Chelsea debut ended in disappointment when his team lost 1-0 at home to his former club. The Reds clinched victory with a 69th-minute goal by Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles. You can check out the official Premier League highlights HERE.