Leicester City vs. Liverpool
Venue: King Power Stadium
Kick off: 12:30PM
Liverpool will be hunting for their fourth Premier League win on the bounce when they take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in the early kickoff today.
It is unlikely to be plain sailing for Jurgen Klopp and his team, though, as Claude Puel’s side are in good form having recovered from their opening-day defeat.
After finishing ninth in the league table last season, the expectation on the Foxes is to push for a European place.
However, the team lost one of their key players in Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City and the club find themselves in a slight predicament due to the absence of Jamie Vardy.
The striker is serving a ban after being sent off in the Foxes’ 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on August 18.
In a game of this magnitude, it is far from ideal for Leicester to lose the attacker, but Puel can draw on the fact that his team are in a decent run of form.
The Foxes were unfortunate to lose 2-1 to Manchester United on the opening weekend, and they have since responded with wins over Wolves and Southampton.
Puel’s side will head into this afternoon’s contest as underdogs due to Liverpool’s positive form, but they have home comforts on their side.
It is worth noting that the Merseyside outfit share the same number of points as Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Watford, who currently occupy fourth spot.
It has been a perfect start to the season in terms of results for Liverpool as they have beaten West Ham United, Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion without conceding a goal.
On paper, today’s fixture is a game that Liverpool should win, but they have struggled in these sort of games in the past, and there is extra pressure on them due to the expectation this season.
Leicester City possible XI: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Maguire, Morgan, Amartey, Ndidi, Mendy, Gray, Maddison, Pereira, Iheanacho.
Liverpool possible XI: Alisson, Robertson, Gomez, Van Dijk, Alexander-Arnold, Keita, Wijnaldum, Milner, Salah, Firmino.