League Cup: Leicester City vs Liverpool Preview, Team News, Betting Odds and TV Guide

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Liverpool, the record 8-time League Cup winners, are currently having a tough time at home and Europe since suffering a  5-0 defeat against Manchester City after the international break. Despite being superior against Sevilla ( Champions League group stage outing) and Burnley this weekend, the Reds failed to secure a win due to missed opportunities and defensive frailty. Their futile run might even be extended this midweek when they will travel to King Power Stadium to face Leicester City in League Cup 3rd round fixture on Tuesday night.

Leicester, under Craig Shakespeare, had a disappointing inception of the new campaign as they suffered defeats against Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. The Foxes defeated Sheffield United in round two of the competition and their superlative home form against the Reds has made them confident enough to bounce back to winning ways.

Leicester City vs Liverpool Injuries And Suspensions:

Leicester City are sweating on the fitness of star forward Jamie Vardy who was taken off late in the game against Huddersfield Town due to a groin injury. Midfielder Matty James is a major doubt with Achilles injury whereas Christian Fuchs and Robert Huth, the defensive duo will have a late fitness test ahead of the Tuesday night fixture.

Liverpool will be without suspended Sadio Mane. Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne are still a few months away following thigh and back injuries.

Leicester City vs Liverpool Probable Lineups:

Leicester City:

Subs: Kasper Schmeichel, Hamza Choudhury, Wes Morgan, Marc Albrighton, Riyad Mahrez, Josh Knight, Wilfred Ndidi.

Liverpool:

Subs: Loris Karius, Joel Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Danny Ings, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Jordan Henderson.

Leicester City vs Liverpool Last Meeting:

Liverpool have struggled against the 2015-16 Premier League champions away from home and yet to secure a win at King Power Stadium since 2014. Their last official meeting occurred in the league back in February when the hosts secured a 3-1 win banking on a brace from Jamie Vardy and a screamer of current Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater. Philippe Coutinho scored a consolation goal for the visitors.

Leicester City vs Liverpool Key Players:

Both the teams are expected to make some changes considering their identical next weekend Premier League clash and Leicester City will rely on Shinji Okazaki, Kelechi Iheanacho and Islam Slimani in front of goal. Youngster Demarai Gray is tipped to start the game and might trouble Liverpool defence with his pace and dribbling skills.

Jurgen Klopp might hand Dominic Solanke a start who was close to finding a late winner against Burnley on Saturday afternoon. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will also have his first start for the Reds since completing a deadline day move from Arsenal. Mohamed Salah, Philippe Coutinho, and Roberto Firmino are also expected to leave an impact at some stage of the game.

Leicester City vs Liverpool Managers’ Speak:

“They have very good strength in depth and a good crop of youngsters underneath that. They have a foray of talented attacking players. We all know the strength of Liverpool.” – Craig Shakespeare

“It’s the only competition we play tomorrow night, so there is 100 percent focus on that game. It’s a big competition, I don’t care how people see it or whatever.”  – Jurgen Klopp

Leicester City vs Liverpool Current Form ( In All Competitions):

Leicester City: D-L-L-W-W  Liverpool: D-D-L-W-W

Leicester City vs Liverpool Betting Odds ( Subject to Change):

Leicester City: 19/10   Liverpool: 13/10

Leicester City vs Liverpool Live Streaming:

The game is scheduled on Wednesday from 12:15 a.m. IST for Indian viewers. However, for online streaming links send us a message to our official Facebook page.

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