It could now be a safe bet to put your money on Leicester City. The Foxes are due to play their second match in a week against Liverpool at the King Power Stadium. Craig Shakespeare’s managed to knock Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup earlier in the week but this league match will be a totally different affair.
Shakespeare rotated his squad according to the need of the game and will field a full-strength squad against Liverpool. The Reds have a number of injury concerns which might pave the way for Leicester to take full control of the match. Klopp’s side will also be without Sadio Mane so it could be a golden chance for the Foxes to pounce on them.
Predicted 4-4-1-1 Leicester City Starting Lineup Against Liverpool
Kasper Schmeichel has been the first choice keeper at the King Power Stadium and Shakespeare will once again turn his head towards the 30-year-old. Liverpool have been one of the most fluid attacking sides in the Premier League and love to take the opponent on the counter, so he has to be a little more conscious.
Harry Maguire has settled in quite well with the side and is likely to be given a chance again, to safeguard the backline.
Wes Morgan will be his preferred partner in this match. The duo needs to unsettle the Liverpool attackers if the Foxes are to grid out any points from this match. Ben Chilwell has been pretty good and will continue to keep up his good work on the left side.
Danny Simpson will take the opposition from the right-hand side.
Onyinye Ndidi is expected to start in the heart of the midfield. The 20-year-old will have to be a bit patient in handling situation from the base of the midfield. Andy King will try to feed Jamie Vardy with the usual long balls to have a more direct effect on the game.
Both the teams have a good set of attackers so we could expect a goal feast. Demaray Gray has been knocking on the door for a start and it could be his time to make it to the starting lineup. The youngster has been very promising with his cut-ins and delivery of crosses and will be looking to carry his form.
Riyad Mahrez will get a place on the right flank.
Jamie Vardy is still doubtful for this game so Islam Slimani and Shinji Okazaki will have the responsibility to see out this match.
This is how they might line up: