16:30 GMT 23 September 2017
In matchweek six of the 2017/18 Premier League season, we see a fixture between two big English clubs that we saw in the week in the Carabao Cup. Like Tuesday night, Leicester City host Liverpool at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes will be hoping to repeat the 2-0 scoreline from the League Cup match but neither side has particularly impressed so far this term. With just four points on the board, Leicester sit precariously above the relegation zone in 15th whilst their upcoming opponents are 8th with eight points.
Since the Foxes’ return to the top flight in the 2014/2015 season, Liverpool haven’t had it easy against them, especially not away from homr. In the six league games, the Reds have won three, lost two and drawn one with Leicester. Shakespeare’s side have won two of the three matches at home and the last league game ended with them beating Klopp’s men 3-1 in the English’s coaches first game as interim manager.
Three points would be fantastic for Leicester in this match and could see them move away from the danger area. They have had an injury pushback in the middle of the park as Matty James has been ruled out for a few weeks which could pave the way for Vicente Iborra to start. Jamie Vardy is a doubt after not making the squad in midweek.
Latest matches: Leicester City
|19.09.2017||EFL||Leicester City||Liverpool FC||2:0||W|
|16.09.2017||Prem||Huddersfield Town||Leicester City||1:1||D|
|09.09.2017||Prem||Leicester City||Chelsea FC||1:2||L|
|26.08.2017||Prem||Manchester United||Leicester City||2:0||L|
|22.08.2017||EFL||Sheffield United||Leicester City||1:4||W|
As Klopp’s job is coming under fire at Anfield, it is vital that Liverpool come away from the Midlands with maximum points but the suspension of Mane will hit them hard. Joel Matip and Emre Can might also miss the match but will need late fitness tests while Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana are still injured.
Latest matches: Liverpool FC
|19.09.2017||EFL||Leicester City||Liverpool FC||2:0||L|
|16.09.2017||Prem||Liverpool FC||Burnley FC||1:1||D|
|13.09.2017||UEFA||Liverpool FC||Sevilla FC||2:2||D|
|09.09.2017||Prem||Manchester City||Liverpool FC||5:0||L|
|27.08.2017||Prem||Liverpool FC||Arsenal FC||4:0||W|
After poor starts by both sides, it’s tough to pick a winner in this match. In their two home games so far in the league, Leicester have been very good even though they were on the receiving end of a 2-1 loss to Chelsea. They also showed in the week that they are good enough to beat a stronger Liverpool side. However due to the sheer superiority of Klopp’s squad, they are slight favourites going into the match. It is certainly a game that could easily go either way.
23 September 2017 - 16:30 GMT
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