Liverpool v Leicester City: Preview, Predicted XI, Team News | Premier League 2018-19
With Manchester City losing away at the St James' Park yesterday, Liverpool will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the table to a remarkable 7 points, with a victory against Leicester City at Anfield.
The large list of fixtures in fourth round of the FA Cup meant that Liverpool had almost two weeks off after their defeat to Wolves in the third round. Jurgen Klopp used the extra rest wisely as Liverpool had a warm-weather camp in Dubai and due to the above, the Kop will be expecting another victory at Anfield today.
Leicester City will be looking to end their 3-match losing streak as they look to test the makeshift Liverpool defence. The Foxes have had a topsy-turvy season under Claude Puel so far, with the team showing inconsistency throughout the season. And not many would place their bets on them for that very attribute.
But before, let's take a look at your team news and predicted XI.
Jurgen Klopp has a mini headache in the team selection, with central defenders Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez out injured, while key man Virgil Van Dijk faces a late fitness test after the Netherlands captain missed a couple of training sessions through illness.
Trent Alexander Arnold will also be missing for the Reds so will James Milner, who will be serving a match suspension after having received second yellow in their last match against Crystal Palace.
Klopp will be buoyed by the return of Georginio Wijnaldum to training after a knee problem.
Harry Maguire is fit and ready for the Foxes after having recovered from a leg problem. Daniel Amartey is still out with injury for Claude Puel due to a broken ankle.
Liverpool (4-2-3-1): Alisson, Robertson, Matip, Fabinho, Camacho; Wijnaldum, Henderson; Shaqiri, Firmino, Mane; Salah
Leicester City (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell; Mendy, Ndidi; Pereira, Maddison, Albrighton; Vardy