First meets third, no less than at the start of the weekend, face off at Anfield on Sunday as Leicester City look to make the most of a depleted Liverpool.Having already seen Virgil van Dijk suffer a major knee injury, the champions missing further defensive numbers over the international break with Joe Gomez returning from international duty with a knee problem of his own.
They’re far from the only players set to overlook out on Sunday in a game which could supply Leicester with an ideal possibility to set up themselves as serious Premier League contenders.
Here is how you’ll be able to watch the match and what to realize:
Liverpool vs. LeicesterDate: Sunday, Nov. 22 Time: 2:15 p.m. ETLocation: Anfield — Liverpool, EnglandTV: NBCSNStream: fuboTV (try for free)Odds: Liverpool -105; Draw +275; Leicester +275 (via William Hill Sportsbook)
Liverpool: What kind of Liverpool will turn up at Anfield? No seriously, what kind of team will this be? Along with long-term absentees Gomez and Van Dijk, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson is probably not to be had whilst Thiago and Fabinho are doubts. All that and Mohamed Salah tested positive for coronavirus right through the international break.
“Nobody here feels self-pity or sorry for ourselves, it’s just the situation,” said Klopp. “Nowadays it hits you but the next moment you are in the solution process.
“We have players to be had and so long as we have 11 players we will be able to fight for three points with all we have.”
Leicester City: Is this team a genuine dark horse for top honors this season? Sunday represents an ideal chance to prove that is indeed the case. Unlike Sunday’s opponents they are going to return from the international break rather fresh with English trio James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Jamie Vardy all benefitting from two weeks off.
Vardy himself has an exceptional record against the champions will seven goals in 11 games and is rarely one to shy absent from the big games.
Klopp is nearly certainly correct that Liverpool will not fall into a pit of self despair as the injuries pile up but that doesn’t intent they don’t seem to be facing one of the crucial toughest conceivable opponents at such an inopportune moment. The likes of Vardy and Youri Tielemans are superb at carving apart the weak points of opponents and may just have the ability to do that on Sunday, earning the Foxes a 2-1 win.