Leicester’s last game was against Newcastle United which they won by 4-0. While the Red’s last game was against Spurs which they drew 2-2.
A very important game for Jurgen Klopp as the manager has never won a domestic cup with Liverpool and the Reds fans would like to see Liverpool winning a domestic cup this season. Liverpool are in brilliant form and their first draw in the last eight games came last week after their first defeat of the season against the Hammers.
Liverpool vs Leicester team news
The Merseyside giants starting line up against spurs did not feature, Skipper Jordan Henderson who was ill. While Virgil van Dijk, Thiago Alcantara, Curtis Jones, and Fabinho all were tested positive for Covid-19. On December 16 before Newcastle United’s game.
Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders said that the club is not gonna rush back these players back to the team. all four have self-isolated but Henderson will be available. With these players not available,
In the pre-match press conference, Lijnders revealed:
No new cases. We will not rush them back, we will take our time.
This virus is really unpredictable, so we have to look at it case by case and player by player. Health comes first so we have to make sure we don’t rush it, that they come back whenever they are ready
Because it’s a team sport you need to again get the feeling of the game. What’s most important is that they are healthy, that they stay safe, and that we give them time.
This is the kind of player you need to slow down and fortunately, we have 24 of these players
A win today will take Liverpool closer to getting a domestic silverware. Liverpool will rest most of their key players for the boxing day fixture against Leeds as they trail 3 points behind the leaders.