Despite sharing many players in the past both Liverpool and Chelsea have seen plenty of drama when they found themselves on the pitch fighting for the three points. It has become a heated rivalry since the days of Mourinho’s first spell with the Blues where he was up against Rafa Benitez.
Since the formation of the Premier League, The London club have seen an astronomical rise in their fortunes winning one Champions League title and four Premier League titles and many FA Cups. Liverpool, on the other hand, haven’t managed to win the Domestic title for more than two decades.
Both clubs will be looking for the win as the two clubs square off once again at Stamford Bridge tonight, and here are five players who have been on both sides of the divide:
#1 Daniel Sturridge
Before becoming a prolific goal scoring machine for Liverpool, Daniel Sturridge had a brief spell at Chelsea FC. Sturridge joined the London club in 2009 but was loaned out to Bolton Wanderers for the second half of 2010-11 season.
After an impressive performance in his loan spell with Wanderers, Sturridge returned to Stamford Bridge only to leave permanently to join Liverpool in 2013 where he along with Luis Suarez formed a devastating partnership that almost won the Merseyside club their first Premier League crown.
Sturridge had suffered from numerous injuries during his time at Stamford Bridge much like his Liverpool career, but the England international did add to his trophy cabinet, having won the Champions League, two FA Cups and a Premier League title with Chelsea.
Sturridge’s best individual performances though have come whilst at Liverpool as he became a vital part of the club when he scored 24 goals during 2013-14 Premier League season.