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Leicester City v Liverpool team news



Leicester City v Liverpool team news

Ricardo Pereira has been restricted to four league starts for Leicester City this seasonTEAM NEWS

Leicester full-back Ricardo Pereira is available for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury against Bournemouth on 8 April.

Kelechi Iheanacho is nearing a return from a groin problem but this game comes too soon for him to be involved.

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino is expected to miss a sixth successive league match with a muscle issue but could be fit to face Aston Villa.

Naby Keita, who has not featured since February, also remains out.

Visit our Leicester City pageGo straight to all the best Liverpool contentCHRIS SUTTON’S PREDICTION

I think Leicester are in for a tough night against a Liverpool side who have won six games in a row and have their eyes firmly on a Champions League spot.

Liverpool are just relentless at the moment, and Leicester leak a lot of goals whoever they play because their defence is so bad.

It should be an entertaining game because both teams are much better when they come forward, and I also think Dean Smith’s side will score… but Liverpool will score more, and I can only see one outcome.

Prediction: 1-3

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Blackpool went down despite scoring 55 goals in 2010-11, while Middlesbrough scored 54 in 1992-93 and 51 in 1996-97MATCH FACTS


All five of Liverpool’s league and cup defeats under Jurgen Klopp against Leicester have come at King Power Stadium. Only Manchester City, with six wins, have beaten Klopp’s Liverpool more often.Leicester won the corresponding home league fixture in each of the past two seasons. Manchester City are the only side to beat Liverpool in three straight top-flight home matches since Klopp took charge.

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The Foxes have the worst record in the division over the past 13 games, with one win and six points.Leicester’s tally of 21 league defeats this season is their highest since 1994-95, when they were relegated from the top flight after losing 25 times.A 10th home loss of the season would be the joint-most in their history; it last happened in 1994-95.Leicester have conceded 39 goals in 20 top-flight matches and could go 21 league fixtures without a clean sheet for the first time since April to December 1994.They have lost all eight Premier League games this season against the current top five teams. Dean Smith has lost four of his five Premier League encounters as a manager versus Liverpool – the exception was Aston Villa’s 7-2 home victory in October 2020.


Liverpool have won six successive league matches, including each of the last five by a single-goal margin. They have never won six in a row in that manner.They could suffer a ninth Premier League away defeat in a season for the first time in 11 years.The Reds have conceded 42 Premier League goals this season, equalling their worst defensive record in a full campaign under Jurgen Klopp.Mohamed Salah is one short of reaching 20 league goals for the fifth time in six seasons at Liverpool. Diogo Jota has scored eight goals in 11 appearances versus Leicester in all competitions, though they all came at home.

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Journo‘wouln’t rule out’Liverpool moving for midfielder statistically similar to De Bruyne&Barella

Liverpool could take advantage of the ongoing turmoil at Leicester City and beat out interest from the Premier League rivals Tottenham for James Maddison.

Graeme Bailey indeed refused to rule out the possibility in question, emphasising that the player has yet to decide on his next destination.

“Sources close to the player insist there are a number of clubs showing an interest. We know Tottenham have always been big fans and remain so, whilst I wouldn’t rule out Liverpool coming in for him,” the reporter told TEAMtalk. “This is not a done deal in terms of where he is going to go, far from it.”

The Englishman has still enjoyed a remarkable campaign, amassing 10 goals and nine assists at a rate of a goal or assist every 123.89 minutes.

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Should Liverpool sign James Maddison?

It’s worth noting that, according to FBRef, the 26-year-old’s statistical profile is similar to that of Manchester City’s creator supreme Kevin De Bruyne (third-closest match) and reported Liverpool target Nicolo Barella (ninth-closest match).

We should note that such an evaluation is worth taking with a pinch of salt to a certain degree, though we do have a history of snapping up midfielders that are perhaps not viewed in the most transcendent of lights (though Maddison is far from considered a poor option) and transforming them into world-beaters.

James Maddison has registered 19 goal contributions in 29 games this term – (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

With any potential combination of Mo Salah, Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota, and Cody Gakpo ahead of him, one has to imagine that the player (whose contract expires in the summer of 2024) would have a far more enjoyable time pulling strings in the middle of the park.

At his current age, of course, he’s perhaps a little older than what our recruitment team may have envisioned for the upcoming window. That position could very well change, however, if it’s deemed that there’s a bargain to be had in the Leicester man.

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