Tuesday, October 4, 2022

4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs Leicester City: This Defender To Be Rewarded With A Start?

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Anirban Sarkar
Anirban Sarkar is a former columnist of The 4th Official. A huge East Bengal fan and has travelled over 1000 miles to see his team in action.

For the first time in his career, Jurgen Klopp will probably be under intense pressure to deliver. Liverpool’s recent run of form has crashed their hopes and dreams for this season but they still will have their fair share of chances to get back their season on track.

For the second time in this week, Liverpool will travel to the King Power Stadium to entertain Leicester City in the Premier League. The Foxes already have outmuscled the Reds in the Carabao Cup this week and once again will come face to face in a hope to repeat the feat.

It won’t be a cakewalk for the Reds who haven’t won there since 2014 and having already lost to them in this week the onus will be on the visitors to make things happen.

Klopp almost played a second string side in the Carabao Cup but the likes of Roberto Firmino, Simon Mignolet and Mohamed Salah are expected to feature in this match and we could expect a different outcome this time.

Predicted 4-3-3 Liverpool Starting Lineup Against Leicester City

Defence

Simon Mignolet has worked on his keeping a lot and has turned out as a different player this season. The Belgian international was exploited a number of times last season but this season he has been pretty good so far. He is expected to be in the goal.

The defence has been the weak points for the Reds. Klopp entrusted his faith on the defenders available at his disposal but the 5-0 loss against Manchester City has shown, he needs to work on his defence.

Joel Matip has been a regular since his arrival but he is doubtful for this game and could be replaced by Ragnar Klavan. Dejan Lovren will be his partner. Andrew Robertson will try to cope with Leicester’s fast attacking game from the left side while Trent Alexander-Arnold will try his luck from the right side.

Midfield

Klopp is likely to field the familiar midfield trio in the centre of the park. Jordan Henderson will be the deep-lying midfielder while Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum will be placed in a more advanced position. Liverpool love to push their attackers forward while attacking so the midfielders need to make sure they remain tight at their position.

Attack

Philippe Coutinho has been Liverpool’s main chance creator and should he be on song, the Reds will have a real chance. Mohamed Salah has been excellent so far and will try to combine with the Brazilian. Roberto Firmino will start up front.

Here is how they might line up:

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