Leicester vs Liverpool : Premier League score prediction, lineups, odds, live stream, TV, h2h.Latest betting tips, head to head history and kick-off time for Tuesday’s Anfield match.
Liverpool vs Leicester City
Premier League 2018-19
Kick-off: 8pm GMT, tonight
Liverpool’s Premier League title chase continues tonight as Jurgen Klopp’s table-toppers host Leicester City.
Liverpool have the chance to extend their lead over Man City at the top of the table to seven following Newcastle’s shock win over Pep Guardiola’s side last night.
While Klopp has a number of injury concerns to deal with, the squad were able to take advantage of an 11-day break without a game and take a warm-weather training trip to Dubai in order to prepare for the challenges ahead.
Virgil van Dijk returned to training on Monday to put himself back in contention for tonight’s game.
The Dutchman missed a number of sessions having taken ill following the Reds’ return from a warm-weather training camp in Dubai last week.
However, he joined his teammates in a session at the club’s Melwood base yesterday and is likely to be passed fit to face the Foxes.
Speaking at a press conference to preview the game, Jurgen Klopp said: “Virgil was a little bit ill but he trained yesterday so we will see. He will train today and we will see.”
Klopp’s squad options have received a further boost after Dejan Lovren returned to full training during Liverpool’s stint in the Middle East, while Georginio Wijnaldum (knee) is also back at full speed.
But Trent Alexander-Arnold (knee) and Joe Gomez (leg) will be unable to feature against Claude Puel’s men as they continue their respective recoveries.
Meanwhile, the Reds’ medical staff must observe Fabinho’s reaction to resuming training today before deciding if the Brazilian can play a part after a hamstring issue.
The potential absence of the aforementioned trio and James Milner’s suspension resulting from his red card against Crystal Palace means Klopp faces something of a selection headache at right-back.
Probable XI: Alisson, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Shaqiri, Mane, Salah, Firmino.
Crystal Palace’s narrow 4-3 defeat at Anfield may give visiting teams the confidence to have a go at the table-toppers, especially with Liverpool’s defensive injury concerns.
Liverpool should have too much firepower for the Foxes to handle, but expect Jamie Vardy to pose some problems for Klopp’s back line.
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TV channel and live stream, and online coverage
The match will be televised live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4K UHD. BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.
You can also follow all of the action via Standard Sport’s LIVE blog with David Lynch at Anfield.
Head to Head record and history (h2h)
The two sides have met 25 times in the Premier League: Liverpool have won 13 games, Leicester seven, and five draws have been shared.
Liverpool won 2-1 at the King Power Stadium earlier this season, and have won 11 of their last 12 League games. Leicester have lost three of their last four, and will need to do something special to end Liverpool’s 32-game ubeaten run at home in the League.