Premier League Gameweek 20
Dec 28, 2021 KO: 20:00

Leicester City - Liverpool

King Power Stadium Leicester
Referee: Michael Oliver
Lookman 59'  

Match preview

Big names back – How Liverpool could line up against Leicester

Liverpool will welcome back a plethora of stars form their previous league match when they travel to Leicester City.

Liverpool will receive a huge boost going into their trip to Leicester City on Tuesday night with a number of returning first-team stars.

Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Curtis Jones all missed Liverpool’s previous two league games with COVID-19, while Thiago was ruled out of the last match with the virus and Jordan Henderson also missed with a separate illness.

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But the Reds quintet will all return in a major positive for Jurgen Klopp, particularly to the midfield with four of the five returnees pushing for places in the middle of the pitch.

Alisson will start in goal as per usual, with Trent Alexander-Arnold at right back and Kostas Tsimikas on the left due to Andrew Robertson’s suspension after his red card against Tottenham.

Ibrahima Konate has been impressive in the last few weeks and could partner van Dijk at the back, particularly after a game-changing cameo off the bench against Leicester in Liverpool’s thrilling League Cup comeback last week.

Fabinho should resume his place at No.6 with Henderson coming in ahead of him, and there could be a start for Naby Keita who was also excellent as a substitute in the Carabao Cup quarter-final.

Roberto Firmino made his return to the starting XI in that match and looked sharp, but Diogo Jota remains in outstanding goalscoring form and should keep his place up front.

Sadio Mane is quite the opposite having failed to contribute to a goal in his last seven games, the joint-worst run of his Liverpool career. The Senegalese star remains integral to the Liverpool attack, though, and he should keep his place on the left-wing with Mohamed Salah on the right.

Liverpool starting XI versus Leicester City

Liverpool - Football tactics and formations

Match statistics

Leicester City
Statistics
Liverpool
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
8
15
Draws
5
4
Losses
7
1
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
42
57
Goals Per Game
2.10
2.85
More > 2.5 Goals
15
15
More > 3 Goals
12
14
Scored First in a Match
10
15
Scored Both Halves
8
13
Won More > 1 Goal
5
10
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
39
21
Did Not Score
3
0
Both Teams Scored
15
11
Kept Clean Sheet
2
9
Won Without Conceding
2
9
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
13
17
Shots on Target
5.60
6.35
Goals out of Shots
0.17
0.18
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.00
1.94
Penalties
0.05
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.10
0.45
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.05
0.05
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
13
7.60
Shots on Target Conceded
4.65
3.26
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.15
0.13
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
10
10
Yellow Cards
1.55
1.40
Red Cards
0.00
0.05

Injuries

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  7. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  8. Unknown image description
  9. Knee Injury image description
  10. Calf Muscle Strain image description
  11. Facial Injury image description
  12. Ankle/Foot Injury image description

Suspended

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In suspension danger

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