Liverpool will be looking to continue their push for a top-four finish with a win over Leicester City when the two teams meet on Monday night.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are currently fifth in the league table and they will need a slice of luck to get into the Champions League next season.

The Reds are coming into this game on the back of a six-match winning run and they will be confident of extending that run here. On the other hand, Leicester are 19th in the league table and they will be desperate to secure safety in the Premier League,

Leicester have failed to win five of their last six league matches and they will be looking to bounce back strongly against Liverpool.

The last time these two sides met in the league, Liverpool picked up a 2-1 win at home and they will be hoping for a similar result here.

Team News & Tactics

Leicester City

The home side will be without the services of James Justin, Jannik Vestergaard and Kelechi Iheanacho due to injuries.

Dean Smith will look to field his side in a 4-2-3-1 setup with Daniel Iversen in goal.

Timothy Castagne and Victor Kristiansen will be deployed as the full-backs and the two players will look to protect the central defenders and help set up counter-attacking opportunities.

Wout Faes will start in the central defence alongside Caglar Soyuncu.

Wilfried Ndidi will start alongside Youri Tielemans in the midfield pivot. While Ndidi will look to break up the opposition play, Tielemans will look to dictate the tempo of the game.

Tete and Harvey Barnes will start in the wide areas and they will look to add flair and pace to the attack. James Maddison will be deployed as the number ten.

The 26-year-old will look to add goals and creativity in the final third and Jamie Vardy leading the line for the hosts.

Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Iversen; Castagne, Faes, Soyuncu, Kristiansen; Ndidi, Tielemans; Tete, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy

Liverpool

Liverpool will be without the services of Calvin Ramsay, Stefan Bajcetic, Thiago Alcantara and Naby Keita here.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are likely to start in a 4-3-3 formation with Alisson Becker in goal.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson will start as the full-backs and they will look to add creativity and defensive cover to the side.

Virgil van Dijk will partner Ibrahima Konate at the heart of the defence.

In the midfield, Fabinho will start as the defensive midfielder alongside club captain Jordan Henderson and Curtis Jones. Jones will look to add creativity to the side while Henderson will look to provide defensive cover.

Mohamed Salah and Luis Diaz will be deployed as the wide forwards, with Cody Gakpo leading the line. The Dutchman is likely to start ahead of Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota here because of his ability to drop deep into the midfield and link up with his teammates. Liverpool will need his ability to hold on to the ball against Leicester City away from home.

Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Jones; Salah, Gakpo, Diaz

Key Stats

  • Liverpool¬†have¬†won¬†their last¬†6 matches (Premier League).
  • Liverpool¬†have¬†won with a 1 goal margin¬†in their last¬†5¬†matches (Premier League).
  • Liverpool have won four of the last six matches against Leicester City.
  • 19 goals have been scored in the last six matches between these two sides.
  • Leicester City have picked up just one win from the last six league matches.

Player to watch out for

Mohamed Salah

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The Egyptian has been in splendid form this season scoring 30 goals across all competitions. He has nine goals in his last 10 appearances for Liverpool and he will look to continue his impressive run of form against a vulnerable Leicester City defence. Mohamed Salah is our player to watch out for.

Prediction

Leicester 1-1 Liverpool

Both teams will be desperate for a win here. Leicester will be looking to preserve their status as a top-flight club and Liverpool will want to boost their Champions League qualification hopes.

This is likely to be a close contest and the two teams could end up cancelling each other out. The Hard Tackle protects a 1-1 draw here.

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