Liverpool will entertain Leicester City at Anfield on Sunday night hoping to secure a victory and keep their 100% winning record at home intact. The Reds have picked up five wins in their past seven matches across all competitions, so they will be quietly confident about their chances of earning the three points despite the current injury crisis in their defence.
Jurgen Klopp will probably opt for a 4-3-3 formation and might be forced to name Nathaniel Phillips in his starting XI as Rhys Williams is a doubt while both Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez remain long-term absentees.
4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup To Face Leicester City
Alisson Becker will play in between the sticks for the Reds after failing to keep a clean sheet in each of his last three starts in the Premier League. As mentioned earlier, Phillips will get the nod to start alongside Joel Matip at the heart of the Liverpool backline as they look to keep Jamie Vardy quiet throughout the 90 minutes.
Trent Alexander-Arnold will be out of action for a few weeks more, so Neco Williams could get a start at right-back. Andrew Robertson picked up a knock while on international duty with Scotland but should recover in time to operate as the left-back.
The versatile veteran James Milner will provide cover for all the defensive positions on the bench.
Klopp will lineup with a midfield comprised of Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita as they try to retain possession well at the centre of the park and create some decent service to the front players.
Henderson is a major doubt for this game, so Curtis Jones could replace the Liverpool captain if he fails to recover in time for this clash.
Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota will look to stretch the opposition defence out on the flanks while Roberto Firmino leads the line for the Reds up top. The Brazilian striker needs to step up and give a good account of himself following his lacklustre season at Merseyside so far.
Mohamed Salah has tested positive for Covid-19, which will definitely keep him out of this upcoming clash versus the Foxes. However, Takumi Minamino and Xherdan Shaqiri will be available for selection on the bench and could come on to feature as the impact substitutes in the second half if required.