Diego Costa has been out of action for Chelsea since limping off against Stoke City in April, and whilst it might have been frustrating for the Blues to see their main man resigned to the sidelines, it’s given the Spanish international time to get to know the Stamford Bridge faithful by sitting amongst the support in the stands.
It was a decision he took once again when the Blues played Liverpool, Costa quite literally sitting in row-Z.
But this time he was alongside his brother who looks the spitting image of Chelsea’s main man upfront.
Costa’s unlikely to play again this season as Mourinho has elected, after sewing up Chelsea’s Premier League title win last week against Crystal Palace, to give him an extended period off to try and finally rectify his hamstring troubles.
But it’s not as if they seriously need him as was shown in the starting XI against Brendan Rodgers’ side. The Portuguese dropped the likes of Nemanja Matic, Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill, whilst starting youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Whilst it’s not a key match for Chelsea, it’s incredibly crucial one for Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool who, despite it looking a mystical mirage, could still qualify for the Champions League next season if they win and heap the pressure on Manchester United who might be seven points ahead, but have played a game more.
A win is surely vital for any faint European hope.