Liverpool are enjoying a perfect start to their new Premier League campaign winning all three outings but will have a tough contest on Saturday lunchtime at King Power Stadium against Leicester City.
The Foxes have won their two previous league encounters ( three in all competitions) and are in great shape under manager Claude Puel who has ample of options to select from. The Reds, meanwhile, are being considered as prime title contenders to dethrone Manchester City but experiencing threats from Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, the London giants who have also won all the games that include some high-profile contests. Jurgen Klopp, the Anfield chief, will demand another victory prior to the international break, however, the tie is tipped to be tougher than the previous ones considering the resources Leicester have got in their ranks.
Leicester City vs Liverpool Team News:
Leicester will continue to miss out striking sensation Jamie Vardy who is serving a three-game suspension. New recruit Caglar Soyuncu is lacking match fitness and unlikely to be involved whereas midfield star Matty James is ruled out until mid-September through a calf strain.
The Reds will be without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who is ruled out for the entire campaign after damaging his ligament severely. Dejan Lovren is still absent through an abdominal injury suffered during his World Cup duties.
Leicester City vs Liverpool Probable Lineups:
Subs: Danny Ward, Jonny Evans, Adrien Silva, Shinji Okazaki, Marc Albrighton, Rachid Ghezzal, Christian Fuchs.
Subs: Simon Mignolet, Alberto Moreno, Joel Matip, Adam Lallana, Jordan Henderson, Xherdan Shaqiri, Daniel Sturridge.
Leicester City vs Liverpool Last Meeting:
Their last meeting at King Power Stadium was a five-goal thriller where the Merseysiders clinched a 3-2 victory after a row of drama. Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho earned the Reds a two-goal lead in early minutes, but the hosts pulled back one in the added minutes of the first half via Shinji Okazaki. Skipper Jordan Henderson made it 3-1 midway through the second half but Jamie Vardy notched one within seconds to keep the tie alive. The Three Lions star won a spot-kick minutes later but was denied by Simon Mignolet who was at fault while conceding it. The narrow lead was defended well for the remainder of the game and the Reds clinched three points from such an intriguing fixture.
Leicester City vs Liverpool Key Players:
Demarai Gray has been a threat down the flank with his blistering pace and finishing traits. He will test Liverpool’s defensive resilience alongside James Maddison, the summer recruit from Norwich City, who has been sublime so far in a ‘number 10’ role. Harry Maguire will be crucial to keep the backline disciplined against Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino – Liverpool’s lethal front trio who are terrorizing the opponents week in week out. Virgil van Dijk has been a revelation in deep defence whereas Alisson Becker, yet to concede a goal in Liverpool colours, will look to continue the streak this weekend as well.
Leicester City vs Liverpool Head-To-Head Stats:
Leicester City Win: 39
Leicester City vs Liverpool Current Run:
Leicester City: W-W-W-L-W
Leicester City vs Liverpool Betting Odds (Subject To Change):
Leicester City: 7.70
Leicester City vs Liverpool Live Streaming:
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