EFL Cup fixtures are back as Liverpool welcomes Leicester City at Anfield for the quarterfinals of the competition. Liverpool last won the Cup a decade ago but still, they remain the joint-most successful club in the competition’s history.
Manchester City are recently the monopoly winners of the EFL Cup, winning it six times in the last eight seasons. But with defending champions out in the previous round of the competition, Liverpool will be keeping an eye on the Cup.
Liverpool vs Leicester City: Match preview
Liverpool will surely be leaving previous Sunday’s rusty memories of a 2-2 draw at Tottenham Hotspurs. And turn on their focus on domestic cup competition against Leicester City.
Brendan Rogers returns to face his former club Liverpool at Anfield. The Foxes will return to action after a break of 10 days after the Covid19 outbreak led to postponing of Leicester’s previous two games.
Meanwhile, Liverpool are in the middle of a run of four games in 10 days.
The Reds have had supremacy in this fixture, as in previous ten meetings Liverpool have won seven times, drew twice, and lost once. But the last meeting between both sides, saw Brendan Rogers overcome his former employer.
Liverpool are in the midst of the Covid19 outbreak crisis same as the East Midland side. As four Reds and five foxes players have already tested positive.
Divock Origi, Nat Phillips, Adrian, and Harvey Elliott will continue to remain sidelined with all the four Reds injured.
The visitors are unlikely to be coming up against a full-strength Liverpool side. Youngster Tyler Morton and veteran James Milner are likely to retain their place in the starting eleven. As Oxlade Chamberlain will be eyeing his place in the starting lineup.
Takumi Minamino is Liverpool’s highest goal scorer in the competition so far will surely return to playing eleven against Leicester.
Irish goalie Kelleher will take his position in between the post, with Joe Gomez likely to start for the first time after recovering from a calf injury.
Liverpool probable starting lineup:
Kelleher; Williams, Gomez, Konate, Tsimikas; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Morton, Milner; Gordon, Firmino, Minamino
Liverpool vs Leicester City: What Anfield Home Predicts
With both sides affected by the Covid19 outbreak. Looks like, the result of the game will be down to which team have better squad depth.
A tight contest is expected but Liverpool’s 12th man “the Anfield crowd” behind them, The Reds looks likely to prevail a 2-1 win over The Foxes.