Leicester v Liverpool: English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 12-02-2021 9:39 pm (3 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 12-02-2021 09:39 PM (3 months ago)

Date :Saturday 13th February,2021
Time: 1:30 pm
Stadium  King Power Stadium
Referee  Anthony Taylor (England)
Goal Scorer:

Team News:

Leicester have plenty of injury problems themselves too, compounded by the news that in-form full-back James Justin will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL in the FA Cup win over Brighton.

That means that Christian Fuchs is likely to fill in on the left, with Timothy Castagne also among the absentees, although Rodgers could also consider going with three at the back.

Ayoze Perez was also amongst the walking wounded against Brighton, picking up a shin injury, so he could join Wesley Fofana, Dennis Praet and Wes Morgan on the sidelines.

There was better news in midweek with the return of Wilfred Ndidi, though, while the likes of Kasper Schmeichel, Harvey Barnes, Jonny Evans and James Maddison should come back into the starting XI.

Maddison has had a direct hand in six goals from his last six Premier League home games, which is as many as he had managed in his previous 31 at the King Power.

Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Fuchs; Ndidi, Tielemans; Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy

Leicester City Premier League form: WWDLWD
Leicester City form (all competitions): WDLWDW

Liverpool have suffered another centre-back injury blow in the buildup to this match, with Fabinho being ruled out due to a "little muscle issue".

Thiago Alcantara also missed Liverpool training earlier this week, while Georginio Wijnaldum was pictured training away from the rest of the squad, but there was no indication from Klopp in his pre-match press conference that either would miss this game.

Fabinho's absence could be offset in some part by a debut for deadline-day signing Ozan Kabak, while fellow new arrival Ben Davies is also in contention after almost a full week to prepare for this match.

Klopp may not be ready to throw both new signings into the starting XI together, though, so Jordan Henderson's return to midfield may be delayed with the captain continuing at centre-back in Fabinho's absence.

The six-day break will have been welcomed for a squad Klopp acknowledged was looking weary, although it has not eased his injury issues much with Naby Keita, Diogo Jota, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all still sidelined.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Henderson, Robertson; Jones, Thiago, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Liverpool Premier League form: DLWWLL
Liverpool form (all competitions): DLWWLL

Prediction: Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool

Posted: at 12-02-2021 09:39 PM (3 months ago) | Hero