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Both players are set to be out for around another two weeks, during which time the Foxes will play four Premier League matches, including hosting Liverpool at the King Power Stadium, and their FA Cup fifth-round tie against Brighton.

The two most successful clubs in the history of English football currently occupy the top two positions in the table, separated by only three points heading into this mouth-watering Merseyside meeting.

Since the Nigeria international returned from an adductor injury, which required surgery, he has featured in five matches in all competitions, but went the distance just once – in his most recent game vs Everton.

James Maddison’s deflected strike sent Brendan Rodgers’ side on their way before Jamie Vardy scored his 12th goal of the season to double the advantage.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have top spot and history in their sights but must first overcome a crippling injury crisis against a Leicester side that has set the early pace this season under former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.

Currently sitting in second, the Foxes are just a point behind leaders Liverpool heading into the weekend, while Wolves are only two points further down the table in sixth.

Both sides were victorious in the Europa League on Thursday night, but come into this weekend off the back of defeats in their last Premier League matches against Manchester City and Aston Villa respectively.

The Villans have won three games from three so far, including an incredible 7-2 victory over Liverpool last time out, while Leicester’s winning streak came to an end two weeks ago.

Both sides go into the match off the back of big wins last weekend, when Leicester thumped Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium and West Ham shocked Wolverhampton Wanderers.