After a torrid time without a win in the Premier League, Liverpool bounced back in style and defeated Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in their last game.
Tonight, Jurgen Klopp’s men will face Leicester City, who now find themselves in the relegation zone after Crystal Palace’s victory over Middlesbrough.
The Foxes will have to beat the Reds or else they will remain in the bottom three. They have only managed to win five league games in the current campaign and have lost their last six games in all competitions. It will not shock anyone if they end up losing their seventh game on the trot.
Last year, Leicester defeated Liverpool 2-0 at the King Power Stadium. This season, back in September, Klopp’s men comfortably won with a scoreline of 4-1 at Anfield..
Liverpool do have quality players but they lack depth in the squad. According to physioroom, eight players are out injured for the Reds at the moment. However, the fans can expect Brazilian international Lucas Leiva and Dutch star Georginio Wijnaldum to be fit for the tie.
Lately, Emre Can has been highly ineffective for the Merseysiders and he must be kept out of the starting lineup. Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana and Wijnaldum may start in the central midfield. Gini was fantastic in the last game. His wonder pass helped Mane open the scoring for the Reds against the Spurs.
Senegalese star Sadio Mane scored two top goals against Tottenham Hotspur. With him around, Liverpool look a different side. The former Southampton attacker will likely start with Brazilian duo of Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho up front.
Coutinho needs to improve for the team. He was Liverpool’s best player in the first half of the campaign. Since returning from his ankle injury, the former Inter Milan playmaker has failed to score a single goal or provide a single assist in five league games.
In the defense, James Milner and Nathaniel Clyne would start in the fullback positions. With Dejan Lovren out, Lucas may again partner Joel Matip in the central defense in front of former Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
Leicester 0-2 Liverpool