Liverpool Fc predicted starting XI vs Leicester City; team news, injury, Prediction and Kick off
Liverpool Fc looks to have gotten their rhythm back to winning ways by securing all six points from their previous two Premier League encounters as they prepare to face a tough Leicester City side.
Liverpool are 9 points behind league leaders Manchester City with a game in hand.
The Reds’ outfit are unbeaten in 30 of their last 32 matches in the EPL and given the poor form that Leicester are in at the moment, the home side will be looking to pick up all three points against the Foxes.
The manager rested a couple of first-team players during their FA Cup win vs Cardiff but he’s going to name his strongest side against Brendan Rodgers’men.
Liverpool team news vs Leicester City:
Alisson was rested during the weekend but the regular No 1 will come back into the side in midweek while Joel Matip will replace Ibrahima Konate to partner Van Dijk.
Robertson got a much-deserved rest as Tsimikas played on the left-hand side of defence but the pair of Robertson and TAA are ready to take the field against Leicester City.
Thiago made a comeback from injury as he came off the bench against Cardiff and there’s a chance the Spaniard could be used against Leicester.
The Foxes are a quick counter-attacking side so the Liverpool boss could use the pairing of Fabinho and Thiago to break up play and control the midfield on Thursday.
All of the Liverpool midfielders are back and available for selection meaning Klopp also has the option of using Naby Keita or James Milner in place of Thiago.
Sadio Mane and Mo Salah played in the AFCON final on Sunday so it’s a doubt they will be ready to play against Leicester.
Jurgen Klopp is likely to give them an extended break since both of them went all the way in the tournament although Mohammed Salah was seen in training following AFCON disappointments.
Luis Diaz came off the bench in the FA Cup win and there’s no way the manager will hand him his Premier League debut against a tough opponent like Leicester City. Diogo Jota will operate on one of the wings while Harvey Elliot is used on the other.
Elliot came back from a long injury lay-off and he also capped his return with a goal vs Cardiff and is going to be the one who will partner Firmino and Jota in the final third.
Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Gomez have recovered from COVID and will be a part of the matchday.
Liverpool vs Leicester City Head to head (h2h)
Liverpool wins: 52
Leicester City wins: 41
Liverpool predicted starting XI vs Leicester City:
Predicted Starting XI(4-3-3): Alisson; Van Dijk, Joel Matip, Robertson, TAA; Fabinho, Thiago Henderson; Diogo Jota, Firmino, Harvey Elliott
Liverpool vs Leicester City prediction
Given just how strong Liverpool are at home, as well as their ability to blow teams apart, Leicester are currently struggling at the moment.
Liverpool 3-1 Leicester City
Date, kick-off & Time
The Premier League game is scheduled for a 7:45 pm GMT kick-off on Thursday 10 February 2022.