Chelsea faces Liverpool on 5th April 2023 in a big Premier League clash. This Premier League matchup is eagerly awaited because both teams are renowned for their aggressive styles of play and fierce spirits. This encounter is probably going to be just as thrilling as previous games between these two sides have been.
The English Premier League, the FA Cup, the League Cup, and the UEFA Champions League are just a few of the competitions in which Chelsea and Liverpool have a long and illustrious heritage of competing against one another. Liverpool defeated Chelsea 1-0 in their FA Cup debut match against each other in 1915. In all events, the two teams have squared off more than 100 times.
In the 2005 Champions League semi-final between the two teams, one of the most unforgettable matches occurred. Liverpool advanced to the final with a 1-0 victory at Anfield after the teams drew 0-0 in the first game at Stamford Bridge. Luis Garcia's contentious strike gave Liverpool the advantage.
Following are the top 5 players who have donned the jerseys of both Chelsea and Liverpool in their careers:
● Fernando Torres -
The Spanish attacker was a member of Liverpool from 2007 to 2011, and in that year, he switched to Chelsea. Before joining AC Milan, he played for Chelsea for three and a half seasons. He was lauded in his heyday for his speed, precise finishing, and mastery of heading. He placed third in the 2008 Ballon d'Or voting, and in both 2008 and 2009, he was selected for the FIFA World XI.
● Joe Cole -
During his Premier League tenure, the English defender played for West Ham, Chelsea, and Liverpool. He signed for Liverpool in 2010 and played there for one season before transferring to Lille. He eventually made his way back to England, where he joined Aston Villa before calling it quits. Between 2001 and 2010, Cole played 56 times for the England national team, earning caps at the under-16, under-18, and Under-21 levels. He also scored 10 goals. He was chosen for the England team to compete in the 2002, 2006, and 2010 World Cups.
● Nicolas Anelka -
Throughout his tenure, the French striker competed for Chelsea and Liverpool. The Reds signed him in 2002, but he was only a team member for one season before transferring to Manchester City. Later, he joined Chelsea, where he helped the team win the Premier League in 2009–2010. Anelka participated in 69 international matches and represented France in UEFA Euro 2000, where he earned his first international accolades, and the FIFA Confederations Cup the following year. His limited international games resulted from his inability to settle at the club level, but he was called back to the squad for Euro 2008.
● Glen Johnson -
The English defense spent seven years as a Chelsea player before transferring to Portsmouth. Later, in 2009, he joined Liverpool and played there for six seasons before transferring to Stoke City. From 2003 to 2014, Johnson received 54 caps for the England national team. He was chosen for England's teams for the UEFA Euro 2012 and the FIFA World Cups in 2010 and 2014.
● Raul Meireles -
Before being signed by Chelsea in 2011, the Portuguese playmaker played for Liverpool in the 2010–2011 campaign. Before joining Fenerbahce, he played for Chelsea for one and a half seasons. Meireles, a Portugal international since 2006, has accumulated 73 appearances and ten goals for his nation while playing in two World Cups and two European Championships. Meireles participated in the 2004 Olympic Football as well.
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