The Perfect Liverpool vs Leicester Preview: Predicted 4-3-3 and 4-4-2 Line-ups, The Where, When, How, Who And What Not

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Referee Booby Madley uses his vanishing spray during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane on August 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Where It At?

Anfield Rd, Liverpool L4 0TH, United Kingdom

Is It On The Telly?

There’d be riots, if it wasn’t. It’s on BT Sport 1 and the Ultra HD offering. Alternative, you can follow LIVE TEXT commentary on out The 4th Official app.

Team News for Leicester City

The 29 million pound man, Islam Slimani should be given the green light to signal his arrival in style. Claudio Ranieri, with his best bowling shoes on, is likely to aim the Slimani shaped bowling ball at Liverpool’s wobbly pins in defence, with the same proficiency as Fred Flintstone.

Schupp and Nampalys Mendy both remain short of training practice, returning from their injury, and are unlikely to feature in the starting 11 or the bench.

This would mean that 21-year-old defensive midfielder, Daniel Amartey is to be dangled over a vat of sharks named Bob (Firmino) and Phil (Coutinho). Can he wriggle out the predicament and keep the remorseless predators away with Shark repellant Bat Spray? That remains to be seen.

Kasper Schmeichel is close to fitness from his hernia setback, and it would be a last minute decision whether he’ll tend the posts.

Team news for Liverpool FC

Emre Can’s heavy frame looks like is a bit too much for his slender ankles to cope with. His recurring injury may be a cause of concern for his conditioning coaches, who may now look to instruct the broad-shouldered German to lose just enough muscle mass to be able to contend with the demands of his role. He’s out for this game.

Ragnar (RAGNAAAR!) Klavan, the man chiseled from Baltic quarry, has a bone bruising, and will sit out for this one. Out thought are with the bloke at the other side of the bone bruising collision. Hey, may be having his lunch with a straw.

Sheyi Ojo has a back problem which he picked up picking up weights. The Catford Maldini, Joe Gomez is still tending to his achilles injury. We wish the future England World cup winning captain, a speedy recovery.

Liverpool’s number 1, Loris Karius is also on the verge of contention after a broken hand, but this fixture may have come a few days too early for him.

Sadio Mane, passed fit, is expected to slot right into the lineup. Mamadou Sakho is still deemed a bit off from match fitness by Juergen Klopp, he may feature on the bench.

The Form Book

The form book may be the most abused book in football, after Wayne Rooney’s daft attempt at literature, on the virtue of it being thrown out of the window so often, for no fault of its own.

Leicester lost to Mike Phelan’s bunch of ragtails, at Hull’s KCOM stadium, while, drawing 1-1 vs Arsenal at the King Power, before a narrow win at Swansea.

Liverpool have an identical record, 1 win coming in that ridiculously etertaining 3-4 win away at teh Emirates, an embarrassing loss at Burnley, and then a draw away at White Hart Lane.

What To Expect

Among the two, Liverpool has shown the likliness of turning it up a notch or two, while at the same time, exhibiting the signs of spontaneously combusting. Either way, this is going to be an entertaining match, that promises goals galore. And with the addition of 8,500 more Scousers with the newly-erected, monumnetal Main Stand – an electrfying atmosphere, to relish.

Prediction

2-2

Islam Slimani to get his debut goal, while Bob Firmino mugs Amartey a couple of times.

Predicted Line Ups

Liverpool 4-3-3, Leicester City 4-4-2

Lib - Lei  Leicester

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