Table toppers, Liverpool will host an out-of-form Leicester at the Anfield stadium in what is expected to be a fairly easy fixture for Liverpool considering the 11-days break they had coming into the match having crashed out of the two local competitions.
Liverpool have been solid upfront and behind despite the number of injury worries they suffer. Indeed, they boast the defensive record at the moment having shipped in four less than second-best in that department.
The Reds have been composed behind and have shown that they are a side full of character and fighting spirit as could be seen in the 4-3 thriller against Crystal Palace and their 1-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion.
Klopp led his team to a warm weather training in Dubai for their 11-break. It must be said that the break came at the right time for the league leaders and might be instrumental for the team in pushing for a win here.
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Claude Puel’s job has literarily been on life support with Rafa Benitez and Brendan Rodgers continuously touted to replace the Foxes manager.
Indeed, a loss here would mean losing three matches on the bounce including a shock one against Newport County in the FA Cup competition.
That said, it is evident that Puel is living on borrowed time. The Foxes gaffer would die to repay the faith shown in him by the board. Nothing less than a win here would be ideal for Leicester City.
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Trent Alexander Arnold (knee), Joe Gomez (ankle) and James Milner (suspension) will all be unavailable for the Reds. Despite the fact that Dejan Lovren is back in training Klopp will be wary of rushing him into the team, hence, he could also be unavailable for the fixture.
For Leicester City, Harry Maguire will be assessed before the match having limped off in the match against Wolves.
Possible Starting Line-Up
Alisson; Fabinho, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Schmeichel; Chilwell, Maguire, Morgan, Simpson; Ndidi, Mendy; Perreira, Madison, Albrighton; Vardy