Liverpool vs. Leicester City Match Analysis and Prediction

The weekend after the international break provides a compelling match against Premier League champions and Premier League leaders. Leicester travels to Anfield with hopes of a win against Liverpool. The match schedules for Saturday with kickoff at 10:15 pm.

Jurgen Klopp heads into the match on the back of an injury crisis significantly aided with the international break. The 100% clean record at Anfield comes under threat against a high-flying Leicester City side.

No one could have imagined that the international break could present a curse for Jurgen Klopp. The fears keep growing with each match played out in a never-ending series of blows. The champions will have to contend with playing four matches in two weeks, starting with the clash this Sunday.

A major bulk of the season was the knee surgery of Virgil Van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold limping off the stadium against Manchester City. At the same time, Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara sidelined with injuries.

There are still injury concerns for Joe Gomez during his international duties for England, similar to teammate Jordan Henderson. Mohamed Salah recently tested positive twice for coronavirus and will be unavailable for selection.

On the other hand, Leicester City is enjoying a triumphant start to their new campaign while picking 18 points from their opening eight matches. The side arrives at Anfield on the back of six successive wins across all competitions.

Liverpool vs. Leicester City Head to Head

Both sides have 13 games against each other, with Liverpool taking home eight wins while Leicester with three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:

Home

Man City 1-1 Liverpool

Atalanta 0-5 Liverpool

Liverpool 2-1 West Ham

Liverpool 2-0 FC Midtjylland

Reds 2-1 Sheffield United

Away

Leicester City 1-0 Wolves

Leicester City 4-0 Sporting Braga

Leeds United 1-4 Leicester City

AEK Athens1-2 Leicester City

Arsenal 0-1 Leicester City

Liverpool Team News

Jurgen Klopp contends with a long list of first-team players unavailable for selection ahead of the clash. Natt Philips and Rhys Williams give Klopp immediate alternatives with a lack of defensive reinforcements. Neco Williams is also fit to replace Arnold at right-back with Milner, also providing another alternative.

Leicester City Team News

Timothy Castagne and Wesley Fofana are back after recent problems for the side. Ricardo Perreira is pushing for a comeback, but the match comes too soon for him. Soyuncu, Amartey, and Ndidi remain sidelined for the clash.

Prediction and Odds

It proves a captivating match between two sides struck with injury crisis forcing rotation of squad players.

Draw

Both Teams to Score

Goals Over 2.5

 

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