Competition: Premier League – Liverpool vs. Leicester City
Venue: Anfield – Saturday, September 10 – 17:30 BST (12:30 ET)
Match Odds: Liverpool 8/13 – Draw 3/1 – Leicester 17/4
Jurgen Klopp will be expecting more from his side than they have already shown this season. They’re sitting 11th on four points.
Liverpool come into this one having picked up a point in their 1-1 draw with Spurs, a game they looked like they could have gone on to win, but a solid result nonetheless.
This will be test for Liverpool but they will fancy their chances, they are unbeaten in their last eight home games and have a strong record against Leicester at Anfield.
Leicester have had a solid start to their title defence but unsurprisingly look a little off the pace compared to the big-spenders in the transfer window.
Claudio Ranieri’s side come into this one having picked up a convincing win over Swansea at home and will want to get on a run of form now.
Leicester’s response to losing their opener has been impressive and they have looked more like the side that won the league in their last two games.
This is going to be a tough season for Leicester but they know what they’re capable of and will not be fearing travelling to any side.
Liverpool are expecting to be without Emre Can, Joe Gomez and Mamadou Sakho for this tie.
Leicester City have just two injury concerns ahead of this tie as Jeffrey Schlupp and Nampalys Mendy are both expected to remain out.
Liverpool’s form: W/L/D
Leicester City’s form: L/D/W
Key Stat: Liverpool are unbeaten at home to Leicester in the last five meetings between the sides at Anfield.
Key Player: Phillippe Coutinho – The Liverpool playmaker will be looking to unlock a solid Leicester defence. As we know, he likes a long-range effort so we can expect to see him take on any opportunity he feels is worth trying.
Liverpool 2-2 Leicester City – Neither side will make this easy for the other. Liverpool have been impressive at home but being under pressure suits Leicester and they will be looking forward to counter-attacking a defence who have looked vulnerable so far this season.