Back in Premier League action and one very difficult away fixture, with little or no hope for a win. In the last 11 games Liverpool are undefeated vs. Leicester. The form of the two are also very different. Liverpool are on a great run with 30 of their lat 32 games in Premier League undefeated, Leicester can only count 4 wins out of their last 17 games in all competition.
The fact that key players are out for Leicester will count against them and a draw at Anfield would be almost like a miracle with the honest truth laying far from it.
Date: 10.02.22, Venue: Anfield, Match: Premier League
Leicester did see difficulties away against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup and had a terrible game. But with 62% possession they were not outplayed but couldn’t cope with certain counter attacking skills of the Forest team.
The lack of continuity and of course also the return of players made it a difficult setting for Brendan Rodgers who are under pressure but we TCF believe that a normal defeat will affect his status at this minute, but with disaster numbers of goals conceded we could again see the alarm button being pushed.
Liverpool will field a very strong team even without their Senegal champion Sadio Mane who could miss the game but it seems Mo Salah is one to play. The return of young wonder Harvey Elliott is one to follow.
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Manager: Brendan Rodgers, profile
Likely Line-Up, (4-3-3), Schmeichel – Justin, Amartey, Soyuncu, Thomas – Ndidi, Tielemans, Maddison – Lookman, Daka, Barnes, Subs: Ward, Dewsbury-Hall, Choudhury, Albrighton, Soumare, Iheanacho, Vestergaard
Manager: Jurgen Klopp, profile
Likely Line-Up, (3-4-3), Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson – Elliott, Fabinho, Thiago – Salah, Jota, Firminho, Subs: Keita, Milner, Tsimikas, Konate, Kelleher, Minamino, Diaz
In Both Camps – Liverpool
TCF Prediction: 0-4 – Loss
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Looking in the back mirror you have to be impressed by Liverpool and their results over the last couple of seasons winning Premier League and Champions League and their current additions of players looks spot on, but also being dependent on having Virgil van Dijk available.
Leicester did defeat Liverpool at home and can win against anyone on the perfect day, but also able to lose when you last expect them to do so with the recent defeat vs. Nottingham Forest as a very black moment.
Players in both camps from the past you will of course remember current player at Leicester goalkeper Danny Ward. He has not yet made his Premier League debut for Leicester but still part of the first team squad and of course doing well for Wales. Paul Konchecsky, Emile Heskey and Pegguy Arphexad as the most recent players to notice. You also have Kevin MacDonald and former boss Gordon Milne to mention and not to forget Gary McAllister who was young star at Leicester and really a trusted old boys with Liverpool. Tom Bromilow and Jack Bamber are long time gone manager / player and player to have played in both clubs.
Jack Hobbs had a number of good seasons with Leicester and made a bit of impression at Liverpool after his move from Lincoln, sadly not getting much first team chances.
This will be a very difficult game for Leicester and anything than a massive loss will be seen as a positive result and we hope the team can get some sort of a good feeling after yet another meeting with Anfield.
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