Liverpool set to host Leicester City at Anfield in English Premier League clash after November international fixtures. Liverpool looks forward to facing a drought in the team squad strength when they face the current table-toppers on Sunday evening.
Liverpool’s defence seems to have hit hard as they face one of English Premier League’s top striker Jamie Vardy upfront. Although that’s the case, Reds have lost only once this term and would be hoping to keep their pace going and add one more win to their four games unbeaten run.
Premier League champions are just a point behind Leicester City, but consistent injuries and Covid-19 cases have graced Reds camp this season. Key defenders are ruled out to injuries, most notably Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
Leicester City have also been very lethal this far, they have beaten Manchester City, Arsenal, Leeds United, and Wolverhampton Wanderers this season already. Manager Brendon Rogers would probably be laying tactics with this mind to finish off Jurgen Klopp and his team to secure four successive premier league wins.
TEAM FORM AND HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD:
Liverpool have won 50 times against Leicester City in their history but also lost on 39 occasions.
Liverpool have seen furthermore players injure during the international break. Joe Gomez has suffered a tendon rupture during training with England. Jordan Henderson is facing a late fitness test and is unlike to appear.
Virgil Van Dijk, Thiago Alcantara, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be missing. Doubts are there on Fabinho and Rhys Williams too. Mohamed Salah is in self-isolation in Egypt after testing positive for COVID-19.
Leicester City fans will be pleased with the return of their star players from injuries. Wesley Fofana, Timothy Castagne, Ricardo Pereira, and Wilfred Ndidi, all returned to training on Wednesday.
Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was in doubt but to be available after he suffered a knock on the head against Iceland.
PREDICTED LINEUPS AND MATCH PREDICTION:
Liverpool: Alisson, Williams, Matip, Phillips, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Jones, Milner, Jota, Firmino, Mane.
Leicester City: Schmeichel, Fofana, Evans, Fuchs, Castagne, Tielemans, Mendy, Justin, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy.
Match Prediction: Liverpool 1-1 Leicester City
Liverpool are down on their top players and would not be in a position to provide a team performance like last time. But also Reds haven’t lost to Foxes in the Premier League since Feb 2017.
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