Transfers that could be happening in January, Leicester City still keen on special targets

The list of targets for the January transfer window are building up, with those rumours that appeared in the summer still hot and could be on again, if Leicester City are ready to get those moves over the line.

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A new list of hot, cool and cold transfer targets are building up. Real Betis midfielder William Carvalho looks as a possible addition as the move never happened in the summer, due to lack of will from Leicester City to rise their bid to the level that would have given the green light for a move.

Hamsa Choudhury and Demarai Gray are a bit in the shadows at the moment and both players could be offered to other clubs to make space for new faces. Brendan Rodgers will also monitor the situation regarding Chengiz Under who needs more game time to really show his best, but the competition has stopped the progress a bit as Under is often left out from the starting eleven.

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Leicester City were keen on James Tarkowski, but with Wesley Fofana joined it would give high odds to see him joining at the moment, though it’s said that the England international has turned down a chance to sign a new long term deal at Burnley, so we will se if Brendan Rodgers will act on that type of information.

The news of William Carvalho finally joining would of course put the speculation about a Wilfred Ndidi exit as Leicester City have seen Nampalys Mendy operating the midfield elegantly in the absence of the Nigerian international.

Recent rumours about players on the way in or at least said to be, will be found in our new and updated list of hot, cool and cold, rumours.

Liverpool 3, Leicester 0, positives and negatives, player ratings, and match report

This was the time to get a result at Anfield, and it was again a team picked with a defensive approach, though both Marc Albrighton and Harvey Barnes started and they both played a bit out of position and it never worked, both players delivered below avarage. A tribute to Ray Clemence before the game, who passed away this week, the former rival of Peter Shilton and father of Stephen Clemence, two players we fondly remember from Leicester City.

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Leicester started everything in a positive way and it looked quite good until Jonny Evans decided to head the ball into his own net. A silly mistake by an experienced defender, but his tally of own goals are starting to get to numbers that makes this a problem to address.

Leicester had their chances, but great attacking play from Liverpool and a brilliant header from Jota just before half time made this game a lost one as it was no doubt about which team that had their best day out on the green grass.

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Leicester tried their best but a well prepared Liverpool team, without Salah or Henderson, and without Van Dijk in the back, didn’t really suffer much as Leicester’s attempts were few with one Barnes and one Vardy chance, but not clear goal scoring chances.

Youri Tielemans tried his best and was creative in midfield, but with players such as Albrighton, Barnes and Evans far below their best, you will not win any games away at Anfield, it’s a difficult place to go and you have to be on your best.

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Brendan Rodgers tried to make a couple of changes, letting Under and Praet coming on for Fuchs and Barnes, but that was not a success as the two never managed to make any big difference, and it was instaed Firmino that settled the score in the 86th minute with his fine finisher.

Leicester are now 4th in the table, and they need to get back on the horse for the next game coming up, but as we all know, this was probably the most difficult game of the season, so not very disappointed after this one.

  • Positives
    • A few good chances and periods of the game showing some signs of quality
    • Youri Tielemans trying his best on a difficult day
    • Some good saves from Kasper Schmeichel
  • Negatives:
    • Wesley Fofana’s new hair, where did that come from
    • Jonny Evans giving away a goal
    • Not really in the game after that own goal
  • Player Ratings: Schmeichel 7, Justin 6, Fuchs 5, Fofana 6, Evans 4, Albrighton 4, Mendy 5, Barnes 5, Tielemans 6, Maddison 5, Vardy 6 Subs: Under, Praet
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  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Kasper Schmeichel

Match Stats (H/A):

  • Possession: 57 / 43
  • Corners: 10 / 3
  • Shots on target: 13 / 4
  • Fouls: 15 / 6

The Preview, Liverpool v. Leicester, Best Bet, Possible LCFC line-up, The Opponent and more

The Preview

Leicester City will go to Anfield tomorrow Sunday the 22nd of November, and to see our team higher in the table than Liverpool is of course something that shows what type of quality players Brendan Rodgers have to his disposal.

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A number of injuries as we know, but also not rosen red at Liverpool either, so it will be an open game and hopefully Leicester City will manage to compete at Anfield. A bit uncertainty about how the team will be picked and Brendan often juggles and mix things in a way that often is surprising.

Though we don’t believe him to make to many changes from the previous game as Leicester again showed great power and won their fifth game in a row, including European games.

The LCFC Line-Up

Kasper Schmeichel is a certain pick in goal, James Justin and Christian Fuchs also looks obvious after some great performances lately. Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana are also certain, then it’s a bit of a riddle if Brendan will play with three in the back or just stick to a four men backline.

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We would probably see a defensive team and we believe that Luke Thomas could make the start again, and the rest of the team picks it self with Mendy and Tielemans in central roles, Maddison and Praet and of course Jamie Vardy up front.

The we have the following team

Schmeichel – Justin, Evans, Fofana, Fuchss, Thomas – Praet, Maddison, Tielemans, Mendy – Vardy

Previous Games

Looking at history, you have of course a number of thrilling games v. Liverpool. With Leicester City eyes must mention that very strange 1980/81 season when Leicester City won both games, first 2-0 at home and 2-1 away at Anfield, scoring all five goals!. Despite these two wonderful results Leicester City had to face relegation.

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In that PL winning season, the game at home ended in a 2-0 win, away at Anfield a defeat 1-0. After that win in 2016 it’s been a bit dry, but managed to win at home also that following season, 16/17.

The Opponent, Three Players of Importance

In our 3 v 3 we are looking at the following specials,

1. Andy Robertson

Robertson is a vital player in the Jurgen Klopp set up, with the Scot that newly captained his national team in the qualification to the next Euro’s, being so influential with his pace and powering attacking style. Difficult to stop and a player that has done the hurdles to come to the top.

2. Diego Jota

New signing Diego Jota will most certainly be in the starting line-up and has given Jurgen Klopp a new dimention with this player. The former Wolves wonder is a new fans favorite and when they return to the stadium, they will most certainly like to see him in the line-up.

3. Georginio Wijnaldum

This is a player that by many is not seen as the most important midfielder at Liverpool, but the Dutch national team captain must be rated up there among the best. With a number of injuries he is the player to stop as he is a clever passer and great finisher.

Best Bet

Would be lovely with a win at Anfield, hasn’t happened much, and we have to go back 20 years to find that happening, during the days of MON, and goals from Phil Gilchrist and Tony Cottee. But will it happen, not really thinking that, but have to be positive this is the prediction

0-0 (Draw)

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