Leicester v Liverpool: Team News And Match Facts.

Leicester v Liverpool: Team News And Match Facts.

Liverpool return to Premier League action on Tuesday night when they make the trip to Leicester.

Liverpool’s Boxing Day clash with Leeds was postponed due to a rise in Covid case at the Yorkshire club.

The Reds will now be back and will need a win to keep pace with Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Leicester were thumped by City on Boxing Day, losing 6-3 at the Etihad.

The Foxes have slipped to tenth in the top-flight and will want to hit back.

This Premier League clash will take place on Tuesday, December 28.

It will be held at the King Power and will kick off at 8pm.

 

Leicester v Liverpool: Team news

Leicester are still struggling with several issues.

Caglar Soyuncu has joined Ricardo Pereira, Harvey Barnes, James Justin, Wesley Fofana and Patson Daka on the sidelines.

Jonny Evans and Ryan Bertrand will both need late fitness tests.

Liverpool can welcome back Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson.

Andrew Robertson is suspended while Nat Phillips and Harvey Elliott remain out.

Divock Origi could return to the squad following his knee injury.

 

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Leicester v Liverpool: Match facts

  • Leicester won their last league game against Liverpool 3-1 in February, last winning consecutive such matches against the Reds in April 1999.

 

  • Despite losing this exact fixture last season, Liverpool have won three of their last four away league games against Leicester, more than they had in their previous nine such visits (W2 D3 L4).

 

  • Following their 3-3 draw in the EFL Cup earlier this month, Leicester have scored three goals in both of their last two meetings with Liverpool in all competitions.

 

  • The last team to score 3+ goals in three consecutive games against the Reds were Arsenal in the 2006-07 campaign.
    Leicester have lost their final league game in just two of the last 10 calendar years (W5 D3), with those defeats coming against Liverpool in 2017 and Cardiff City in 2018.

 

  • Liverpool haven’t lost their final league game in any of the last seven calendar years (W6 D1), last doing so in a 2-1 defeat at Chelsea in 2013.

 

  • Leicester have won their last two Premier League home games, scoring eight goals in the process (4-2 vs Watford, 4-0 vs Newcastle). The Foxes haven’t won three in a row at home in the competition since a run of seven between August and December 2019.

 

  • Having lost two of their first four Premier League away games in 2021 (W2) – including a 3-1 loss at Leicester in February) – Liverpool have lost just one of their last 16 on the road in the competition (W12 D3).

 

  • Leicester have conceded 63 goals in 39 Premier League games in 2021 – only in 2001 (66) and 2017 (64) have they shipped more in a single calendar year in the competition.

 

  • Liverpool’s Diogo Jota has scored four goals in his last four Premier League games against Leicester, including netting a hat-trick for Wolves in January 2019.

 

  • Divock Origi has scored five goals in his last six away games for Liverpool in all competitions, more than he had in his previous 40 on the road for the Reds (4).

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