Liverpool predicted lineup to face Leicester City at Anfield

Aakarsh / 09 September 2016

After picking up all three points from a trip to the Emirates, Liverpool have not managed to find a victory in the remaining two games of the season so far and find themselves with 4 point from the first three games. They will take on the Premier League champions this weekend in the first game of the season at the renovated Anfield in a night to remember for the fans of the club. Ranieri’s side are in a similar position in the points table picking up 4 points from their three games making this contest an even one.

Team News:

Liverpool will miss the services of Emre Can, who picked up an injury on international duty. Though he is not injured in the long term, he is out of contention for this game. Ragnar Klavan, another player who picked up a niggle in the break may be fit to make the bench while Sadio Mane and Loris Karius are both fit enough to start the game. Here is the strongest lineup Liverpool can field on the night at Anfield:

Goal Keeper:

Simon Mignolet:

Having made no mistakes in the first three games, Mignolet should keep his place in this game to allow Karius to heal completely before starting a game for the club.

Defense:

Nathaniel Clyne:

Having made a poor start to the new season, Clyne will be hoping to get back to form on his home ground and will hope for a clean sheet on the night against the Foxes.

Joel Matip:

Having impressed in the game against the Spurs, Matip will keep his place at the back for Liverpool and will have a tough task in hand against the likes of Vardy, Slimani and Mahrez.

Dejan Lovren:

Growing into the strong defensive presence the Liverpool need, Lovren will need another strong performance to grow in confidence and will be under pressure on the night at Anfield.

James Milner:

Having replaced Moreno in the first team, Milner has been decent in his makeshift position and will be deployed on the flank on the night for Liverpool.

Midfield:

Jordan Henderson:

The Liverpool skipper was decent in the international break for England and will keep his place in the midfield due to the absence of Can due to injury.

Adam Lallana:

Taking a more reserved role in the midfield, Lallana, who is fresh of scoring a last minute winner for England in the international break will have a huge role to play against Leicester City this weekend.

Sadio Mane:

The Senegalese international recovered from a knock picked up on international duty but is fit enough to start for the Reds on the night against the Foxes.

Roberto Firmino:

Having played every minute of the new campaign for Liverpool, Firmino will take an important role in the squad just behind the striker acting as a false 9 to effect the game in the final third.

Phillipe Coutinho:

Though made it to England just yesterday after his game with Brazil, Coutinho is expected to start the game on the night and provide an influential hour before giving him a break in the second half.

Attack:

Daniel Sturridge:

Having missed out on a place in the squad at Tottenham, Sturridge, Liverpool’s most established striker, will be given a chance at home against the Champions this weekend.

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