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Leicester City vs Liverpool: Match preview, team news, and predicted line-ups

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The Game-week 20 of the Premier League will feature Leicester City taking on Liverpool on Wednesday, 29th December at 01:30 AM IST. The fixture will take place at the King Power Stadium and hence, will be an away game for the Reds.

Leicester are currently sitting 10th in the PL with 22 points. The Foxes are coming off a heavy 3-6 defeat against Manchester City on Boxing Day. Brendan Rodgers’ men meet the Reds very quickly after bottling their win in the Carabao Cup quarterfinal.

Leicester Premier League form: W D L W L

On the other hand, Liverpool are sitting 2nd in the league, 6 points behind Man City, with a game in hand. Jurgen Klopp’s men have been in their top form this season and will be coming from a rest, after their weekend tie with Leeds was postponed due to Covid-19.

Liverpool Premier League form: W W W W D

Team News

Leicester City vs Liverpool: The Foxes’ team news and injury updates:

The Foxes will be without Wesley Fofana, James Justin and Jonny Evans. The team will also miss Ricardo Pereira, who faced injury in the Carabao Cup tie. Caglar Soyuncu and Patson Daka are doubtful with thigh problems, while Harvey Barnes and Ryan Bertrand are under treatment.

The only glimmer of hope for Rodgers will be the return of Wilfred Ndidi and Boubakary Soumare. Jamie Vardy is also set to feature, after a long period of rest.

Leicester Predicted Lineup: 

Schmeichel; Daley-Campbell, Amartey, Vestergaard, Castagne; Ndidi, Tielemans, Soumare; Perez, Vardy, Maddison

Leicester City vs Liverpool: The Reds’ team news and injury updates:

The Reds will highly miss Andrew Robertson, who is under a 3-match suspension and will also miss the fixture against Chelsea. Injury absentees include Harvey Elliott, Adrian, Nat Philips and Divock Origi. Thiago Alcantara is in self-isolation, currently recovering from Covid-19.

On the bright side, Virgil van Dijk, Curtis Jones and Fabinho are all back in training after recovering from Covid-19 and will be ready to feature. With new orders, clubs can hold on to their AFCON players for a little longer, hence Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will also be available.

Livepool Predicted Lineup: 

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Henderson, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Jota, Mane

Our score predictions: Leicester 1-4 Liverpool

A low on morale Leicester side will be highly dominated by Liverpool. Klopp will be fielding his strongest lineup against Rodgers’ weakest lineup, and hence will be an easy win. However, troublemaker Jamie Vardy will not fail to do his job of hunting down big teams and might just get on the scoresheet.

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