Liverpool are currently the most discussed Premier League outfit following their £75 mil signing of centre-back Virgil Van Dijk and a thumping 5-0 Boxing day triumph over bottom-placed Swansea City have charged the Reds up ahead of their final fixture of this year against a resurgent Leicester City side at Anfield.
The Reds are currently occupying the fourth-spot of the league tally but under immense pressure from Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur to keep hold of a Champions League berth. Leicester, the former Premier League champions, showed massive upsurge under newly appointed boss Claude Puel and Klopp’s poor record against the former Southampton gaffer will make the Reds cautious ahead of the Saturday encounter.
Liverpool have already defeated the Foxes away from home this season, their objective will be clinching a double over the visitors in a favorable home ambiance.
Liverpool vs Leicester City Injuries And Suspensions:
The Reds have a few major casualties in the middle of such busy schedule as skipper Jordan Henderson is out until early February with a hamstring strain sustained against Arsenal. Daniel Sturridge had a setback and is ruled out due to a thigh strain. Alberto Moreno and Nathaniel Clyne, two of the Reds fullbacks, remain long-term absentees with their respective ankle and back injuries.
Leicester will miss out right-back Danny Simpson with a thigh strain whereas veteran Robert Huth is yet to regain his full fitness following a long-term ankle injury.
Liverpool vs Leicester City Probable Lineups:
Subs: Loris Karius, Dejan Lovren, Joe Gomez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Dominic Solanke, Adam Lallana, James Milner.
Subs: Ben Hamer, Aleksandar Dragovic, Islam Slimani, Leonardo Ulloa, Ben Chilwell, Andy King, Marc Albrighton.
Liverpool vs Leicester City Last Meeting:
Their last meeting at Anfield ended in a 4-1 triumph for the hosts. Roberto Firmino scored a brace along with Sadio Mane be and Adam Lallana who netted once each during the game. Jamie Vardy scored one for the Foxes.
Liverpool vs Leicester City Key Players:
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and the Brazilian duo Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino – the ‘Fab Four’ of Liverpool are in stupendous form in front of goal. They will be required to break the Leicester backline who are expected to defend deep and hit back on the counter.
Leicester City have Janie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez who are back among goals alongside youngster Demarai Gray who has been quite impressive this term for the Foxes. Harry Maguire, the English centre-back, is providing massive defensive resilience and will be tested at Anfield against Liverpool’s lethal attacking front.
Liverpool vs Leicester City Head-to-Head:
Liverpool Win: 46
Leicester City Win: 39
Liverpool vs Leicester City Current Form ( In All Competitions):
Leicester City: L-D-D-L-W-W
Liverpool vs Leicester City Betting Odds (Subject To Change):
Leicester City: 9
Liverpool vs Leicester City Live Streaming:
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