Red-hot Leicester City head into the weekend top of the standings, with Brendan Rodgers taking a one-point advantage to Anfield to face his former employers but injury-hit Liverpool have yet to lose a Premier League home game since April 2017.
Premier League 2020/21 season
Date: Sunday November, 22nd
Liverpool’s injury problems have got worse since their last game, a 1-1 draw with Manchester City and the international break came with its own perils for the already depleted Reds.
While Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson and Trent-Alexander Arnold have joined the list of crocked players and Mohamed Salah testing positive for coronavirus last week, Jurgën Klopp’s side is definitely stretched.
However, they still sport a 100% record at home in the Premier League this season, and are unbeaten in seven competitive games on the bounce winning five of those.
Leicester travel to Merseyside on the back of a six-game winning streak in all competitions, last pipping Wolves to retain top spot before the break.
Interestingly, the Foxes have also won all four of their top flight games away from home this term, beating West Brom, Manchester City, Arsenal and Leeds in those clashes.
Thus, their six league wins from the first eight games of the season meant they bettered the start from their title winning 2015/16 campaign! Could there be more to this team yet again?
They have not won at Anfield for over 20 years but should Jamie Vardy reprise the sort of performance that have seen him earn plaudits this season, then Liverpool could be in for more trouble.
Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Henderson are all ruled out through injury.
Salah tested positive for Covid-19 during the internationals and must now self-isolate.
All of Fabinho, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Thiago and Rhys Williams will all be accessed closer to kick-off.
Rodgers will be sweating on the fitness of Wesley Fofana and Timothy Castagne while returning Ricardo Pereira might not be ready just yet.
Daniel Amartey, Çaglar Söyüncü and Wilfred Ndidi are still out.
Liverpool have won 29 of their last 30 home games in the Premier League.
There have been over 2.5 goals in five of the last six games between Leicester and Liverpool in all competitions.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in five of Leicester City’s last six away games in the Premier League.
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Leicester will be confident of causing a buzz against the champions on Sunday, and would surely not have picked a better time to face them.
They lost both league games against the Reds last season and will habour intents of revenge which will more than boost their morale as they gear up for another big campaign. They are a long shot 29/10 for a victory, but you can take the option of backing them on the Draw No Bet market, which is 2/1 for odds.
Vardy has been in some irrepressible form for the time being. His record of seven goals in nine league games against this opposition mean he is a worthy pick on the goals market. So at odds of 6/5 to strike anytime, we like to back the Englishman on our picks.