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Liverpool vs Leicester City Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
When: January 31, 2019, 01:30 AM, IST
LEI vs LIV Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Liverpool will be looking to keep Manchester City at a distance in the Premier League race when they host Leicester City at Anfield, on Wednesday night (IST).
By the time Liverpool prepare to kick the ball at Anfield, the pressure to win the game could already be a must-win situation for Jurgen Klopp and his men.
It’s because for the first time in a month, Manchester City will be in action a day before the Reds play their game. It means City could cut the lead at the top to just one point with a win over Newcastle United.
This will be a different sort of pressure, the kind of which the Reds haven’t felt this season. Will they continue to play freely as they have done in most games this season, or City force them to crumble under the incessant pressure? Only time will tell.
But there’s no denying that Liverpool are the worthy leaders for their efforts and the brand of football they showcased. They have kept the most clean sheets, conceded fewest goals and scored the 2nd most goals so far in the Premier League.
And perhaps, the second half of the season will reveal more about Jurgen Klopp and his team’s character. The injuries are certainly taking their toll on the team, and together with suspension, these factors can stretch a team’s roster beyond its zone.
Without a shadow of any doubt, Leicester City have been by far the most unpredictable team in the Premier League this season. No, we are not talking about the wily or cunning nature that their nickname effuse, it’s their results which have shocked every fan and pundits alike.
The Foxes have been blowing hot and cold, never putting on a decent run of form. Based on that and their results, the festive fixtures were predicted to be fatal for Claude Puel whose job is still far from secure.
During that run-in, the 2016 Premier League champions were due to face both Manchester City and Chelsea. Tough, very tough!
Guess what? Leicester won both those games.
But the problem is that Leicester are dropping points and are losing against teams they are supposed to beat. Take for example, the home game against Cardiff City. Puel’s men lost that game and became the first side in the Premier League to gift Bluebirds their first away win of the season.
Those are the reasons why the manager is facing the heat at the moment.
As things stand, Leicester are sitting at 9th in the Premier League table, and have the chance to move into top seven.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Liverpool – W W L L W W
Leicester City – W L W L L L
LEI vs LIV Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Liverpool vs Leicester City Team News:
Injured – Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain has made progress in his injury rehabilitation. The former Arsenal midfielder has started light training with the ball but he is still at least a month away before gaining full fitness.
Rhian Brewster is another player who is out of contention these days with an injury. In addition, Joe Gomez remains on the sidelines as well.
Suspended – James Milner received two yellow cards and will be serving a one-game ban in this match.
Questionable – Few players are carrying knocks and may miss the match. Centre-back Virgil Van Dijk is suffering from an illness and Jurgen Klopp confirmed that a late decision will be taken on his involvement in this match.
Fabinho hobbled off in the last Premier League match and the Brazil international remains a doubt for this match.
Georginio Wijnaldum and Trent Alexander-Arnold both will be assessed ahead of the match.
Note: The good piece of news is that Dejan Lovren has returned to full training and is expected to start if Van Dijk isn’t deemed fit enough to feature.
Key Players – Mane, Salah, Firmino
Injured – Daniel Amartey is the only injured player in Leicester City’s rank.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Claude Puel is fretting over the fitness of Harry Maguire. He will be desperate to have his best centre-back available for the trip to Merseyside
Note: Demarai Gray had a good game last time around and will be pushing for a start. But he may have to settle for a place on the bench.
Key Players – Vardy, Maddison
LEI vs LIV Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Liverpool– Alisson (GK), Camacho, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Leicester City– Schmeichel (GK), Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell; Mendy, Ndidi; Pereira, Albrighton, Maddison, Vardy
LEI vs LIV Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Liverpool have the opportunity to do the league double over Leicester City this season. If they do that, it will be Reds fourth straight victory over the Foxes. This is a feat that Liverpool haven’t achieved since 1986.
We back Liverpool to win this game.
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