Liverpool’s dreadful September hit a massive low on Tuesday night when they surrendered to Leicester City in League Cup Third Round tie at King Power Stadium ahead of an identical outing on Saturday evening in the prestigious Premier League competition.
Klopp’s Reds are yet to secure a win since the international break and have drawn against Burnley last weekend following a disastrous 5-0 defeat against Manchester City at Etihad. They also failed to defeat Sevilla at Anfield in their UEFA Champions League group stage outing and low on confidence prior to their enthralling encounter against 2015-16 Premier League champions.
Leicester City had a disappointing start to the new campaign as they were defeated by Premier League heavyweights, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United. The League cup win against Liverpool have restored their belief and a great home run against the Merseysiders have made them favorites to win this fixture.
Leicester City vs Liverpool Injuries And Suspensions:
Leicester City have double injury boosts as hitman Jamie Vardy and left-back Christian Fuchs are set to return following their respective groin and eye injuries. But midfielder Matty James is yet to return to training following his calf strain whereas central defender Robert Huth is a major doubt due to lack of match fitness.
Liverpool will be without suspended Sadio Mane. Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne are still a few months away following thigh and back injuries. But the Reds have fresh injury scares as Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren – the first-choice defensive duo along with midfielder Emre Can have missed out consecutive training sessions and highly doubtful with knocks prior to the weekend clash.
Leicester City vs Liverpool Probable Lineups:
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 Premier League meeting occurred 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:
Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare will be relying on hitman Jamie Vardy who is in electrifying form this season. Also, Shinji Okazaki will be a massive threat upfront who changed the fate of the game after coming on as a second-half substitute and broke the deadlock on Tuesday night. Islam Slimani doubled the lead and will trouble the vulnerable back-line with his goal-poaching instinct. Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton are expected to explore the width of the pitch and cause further damage with their crosses, set-pieces and cut inside.
Jurgen Klopp will rely on his Brazilian duo Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino along with wingman Mohamed Salah who has been in a scintillating run of form since joining the Reds this summer. Daniel Sturridge is expected to be back among goals to end Liverpool’s failure of converting opportunities.
Leicester City vs Liverpool Current Form ( In All Competitions):
Leicester City: W-D-L-L-W Liverpool: L-D-D-L-W
Leicester City vs Liverpool Betting Odds ( Subject to Change):
Leicester City: 3 Draw: 13/5 Liverpool: 17/20
Leicester City vs Liverpool Live Streaming:
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