Jurgen Klopp rested several of his key players for the FA Cup game against West Ham United keeping in mind the mid-week game against Leicester City. A trip to the King Power stadium with Leicester defending a three points gap at the top of the table is not an easy fixture and the manager will surely field a strong side for this crunch tie.

The German revealed that Phillipe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Martin Skrtel are due to be back in training but will play no part in this game against the Foxes. Skipper Jordan Henderson is expected to take back the arm band while Lovren is set to make his first appearance in the league after the injury he suffered at the Britannia earlier in January. Nathaniel Clyne will look to keep his place in the side while Lallana and Can are also expected to be back in the side.

Here is the strongest line-up that Klopp can set out to face the Foxes on Tuesday:

Goal Keeper:

Simon Mignolet:

The Belgian did himself no harms with a clean sheet in the FA Cup and will hope to do the same against the high flying foxes in their own backyard.

Defense:

Nathaniel Clyne:

The England international came back from injury and played the full 90 minutes against West Ham. He will be fit to face Leicester City and will take his place at the right back position for Tuesday.

Dejan Lovren:

Coming back from injury, Lovren was under pressure against the Hammers but managed to keep them away from harms reach and will have to be at his best against the league leaders this mid-week.

Mamadou Sakho:

After finding some rest in the weekend, the French international will be slotted back into the heart of the defense for Liverpool at the King Power stadium.

Alberto Moreno:

Brad Smith will surely push the Spaniard for a first team place as Moreno will now have to be at his best to keep his place in the starting XI from slipping away.

 

 

 

Midfield:

Lucas Leiva:

The Brazilian has been the lynchpin of the Liverpool midfield in important games and will once again have a huge role to play sitting in front of the back four against a fluid home side front line.

Emre Can:

The German international has not been at his best recently but has the tendency to up his game in big games. He will have an important role to play on Tuesday against Leicester City.

Jordan Henderson:

The Liverpool skipper is in good form off late and will hope to get his team to a good start and take all three points from this mid-week tie against the Foxes.

Adam Lallana:

The England international has found some confidence in the last few games and will surely be under the cosh when he starts for the Reds on Tuesday.

James Milner:

The ever energetic James Milner will play a huge role in keeping Leicester City quite but will have to be a bit more adventurous if Liverpool are to take anything from this game.

Attack:

Roberto Firmino:

No more a false 9, Firmino has found some goal scoring form off late and will need to constantly find the back of the net if Liverpool are to entertain Champions League football next season.

Formation: 4-3-2-1

Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno; Lucas, Can, Henderson; Milner, Lallana; Firmino

 

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