Leicester City vs Liverpool: Line-ups
Reds Need to Bounce Back
While a couple of costly and uncharacteristic Alisson Becker errors gave the scoreline a slightly skewed look, the facts are increasingly grim for a Liverpool side already a whopping 24 points off the pace they set last season.
Some may even consider Leicester as slight favourites for this match given that Liverpool have won just two of their last nine league outings, including back-to-back defeats for the first time under Klopp.
Leicester have already lost more home games this season than they did throughout the whole of 2019-20, and another defeat on Saturday would see Rodgers suffer six home league defeats in a season for the first time in his managerial career.
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.
Leicester have been one of the best sides in the division for almost two full seasons now but Liverpool have always dealt with them well in that time – most notably winning the last two meetings by a 7-0 aggregate scoreline, including a 3-0 triumph in the reverse. The Foxes certainly have the ammo to pile more misery on Liverpool, but they are also missing some important players and their visitors have been in decent form on the road recently.