Leicester City will entertain Liverpool at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon hoping to win so that they can put some distance between themselves and their Merseyside opponents in the Premier League table. The Foxes managed to secure a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion in the FA Cup last Wednesday, which will give them some momentum heading into this clash versus the Reds.
Brendan Rodgers will opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to make a few changes to his first-team for this home game. Both Christian Fuchs and Ricardo Pereira could come into the side to operate as the full-backs in the injury absence of James Justin and Timothy Castagne.
4-2-3-1 Leicester City Predicted Lineup To Face Liverpool
Kasper Schmeichel will function in between the sticks for Rodgers’ side after he was rested versus the Seagulls in midweek. Caglar Soyuncu will resume his centre-back partnership with Jonny Evans at the heart of the Leicester backline as they look to keep Liverpool’s front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah quiet during the 90 minutes.
As mentioned earlier, Ricardo Pereira will start at right-back while Christian Fuchs fills in on the other side as the left-back. James Justin sustained a knee injury in midweek and is unlikely to recover in time for this game.
Youri Tielemans will anchor the midfield alongside Nampalys Mendy as they try to provide some added cover for their teammates at the back. Tielemans will also have to carry a lot of the creative workload at the centre of the park.
Harvey Barnes will get the nod to impress down the left flank while Marc Albrighton looks to give a good account of himself on the other flank as the right-winger. James Maddison will play on the shoulders of Jamie Vardy up top.
Hamza Choudhury will be available for selection on the bench and could come on to feature in the second 45 minutes if required.
Jamie Vardy will lead the charge for the East Midlands outfit in the final third. The English striker failed to score in the reverse fixture at Anfield, so he will be eager to make amends by putting on a good display at the King Power Stadium this weekend.
Kelechi Iheanacho will make up the numbers on the Leicester bench as he waits for his chance to shine as an impact substitute if Rodgers decides to use his services.