Liverpool will face Leicester City this Friday at Anfield as they search for their third consecutive victory in this home encounter. The Reds returned to Premier League action with a comfortable 3-1 win against Aston Villa on boxing day. On the other hand, the Foxes were defeated 3-0 by Newcastle United as the magpies dominated in the midweek contest.
Jurgen Klopp will probably opt for a 4-3-3 formation and is expected to make a host of changes to the playing XI. Ibrahima Konate will play from the start as Joel Matip returns to the substitutes while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain drops to the bench making way for Fabio Carvalho in the final third.
4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted XI Vs Leicester City
Alisson Becker will continue to operate between the sticks for this Premier League match-up. The Brazilian shot-stopper would hope to put up a strong performance trying to keep the opposition from scoring one against his side. Ibrahima Konate will form the centre-half partnership with Virgil van Dijk at the heart of Liverpool’s backline.
Andrew Robertson will continue at the left wing-back position while Trent Alexander Arnold will fill in on the other flank as the right wing-back. The full-backs will be expected to stretch the opposition’s backline while remaining compact in defence.
Kostas Tsimikas will have to settle for a place on the bench, but he could be brought on in the latter stages of the game if needed.
Fabinho will start in the holding midfield position and could be assigned with more of a defensive role to shield his side’s back-four and make some crucial interceptions to initiate a counterattack.
Harvey Elliot and Thiago Alcantara will slot into the central midfield roles. The duo would be determined to set up some clear-cut goal-scoring chances for the men up front.
Jordan Henderson and Stefan Bajcetic remain on the bench looking to offer cover for the midfield positions if needed.
Fabio Carvalho and Mohamed Salah will take up the wide positions, playing on the left and right wing, respectively. Both of them will be looking to provide support from wide areas.
Darwin Nunez will lead the line against the opposition as the Uruguayan striker hopes to find the back of the net and get his name on the scoresheet.
Roberto Firmino is unlikely to recover from his calf injury, so the Merseyside club remain short of attacking options on the bench.