Can Jurgen Klopp's men get one over Leicester City without their star back-line?
When the Premier League champion side plays any of the primary title challengers, it is a significant occasion, which has the potential to decide how the title race plays out eventually. When the challenger is already ahead of the Champion, the game gains even more significance.
It's Liverpool versus Leicester City!
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- Liverpool are unbeaten in their last nine home Premier League games against Leicester City (W7 D2), having lost three in a row against them at Anfield between 1997-2000.
- Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 63 Premier League home games, their joint-longest such run without defeat at home in the top-flight. Their previous run between February 1978-December 1980 was eventually ended with defeat to Leicester City.
- Liverpool have kept just one clean sheet in their last 13 Premier League games (2-0 at Chelsea), conceding in each of their last six at home in the competition. Indeed, only promoted sides Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion (17 each) have conceded more goals than the reigning champions so far this term (16).
- Leicester have been awarded eight Premier League penalties this season, twice as many as any other club. This is the earliest in a Premier League season that a team has been awarded as many penalties.
- A goal against Leicester on Sunday would see Diogo Jota become the first player to score in each of his first four top-flight home games for Liverpool.
🥊 Liverpool vs Leicester City Team News
Here is how we think the teams might lineup:
Liverpool Lineup (4-3-3)
Alisson; N Williams, Fabinho, Matip, Robertson; Thiago, Wijnaldum, Keita; Jota, Firmino, Mané
Leicester City lineup (3-4-2-1)
Schmeichel; Fofana, Evans, Fuchs; Castagne, Tielemans, Mendy, Justin; Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
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🔮 Score prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Leicester City
What the Managers Had to Say
Jürgen Klopp: “Of course, it’s eight matchdays and Leicester not only showed last year how good they can be, this year again. They changed their style slightly maybe because of the injuries they had. Good example of how you can deal with an ‘injury crisis’. Did really well, are in a good moment, have a clear idea how they want to play. It’s a tough one and, of course, they are contenders for everything.”
Brendan Rodgers: “Ricardo’s in training with the group, which is great news, and he’ll most probably play in a reserve game next week. He’s progressing really well. Wilf is out on the field. He still has a number of weeks to go, but he’s progressing well. Soyuncu, likewise, is maybe a few weeks away, but training with the squad. Timothy Castagne’s back in again, which is great news, and Wesley Fofana will be fine, so we’re slowly starting to get our players back.”
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