Liverpool have two wins and three losses from their last five outings and head into today’s game following back-to-back defeats that have them positioned 10 points off leaders Manchester City, who have a match in hand.
Leicester coach and former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will be keen to prove his side’s quality as they look to leapfrog second-placed Man United – if only briefly – while Jurgen Klopp, who has this week mourned the passing of his mother, will aim to steer the Reds back in the right direction and above their hosts on goal difference.
Here’s everything you need to know about the top-flight game.
The match will kick off at 12.30pm GMT today.
The game will air live on BT Sport 1 and subscribers can stream it live on the BT Sport website and app.
There is more nightmare news for Liverpool defensively, with fill-in centre-back Fabinho ruled out here with a “little muscle issue”, meaning new signings Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies are both in line for a debut. Midfielders Thiago and Georginio Wijnaldum are doubts for the game, with the former missing training earlier this week and the latter having trained away from the rest of the squad. Regardless, Naby Keita, Diogo Jota, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are all still out.
Leicester: Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Fuchs; Ndidi, Tielemans; Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Henderson, Robertson; Jones, Thiago, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Leicester are not the sort of opponents Liverpool will be wanting to face amid the Reds’ troubling run of results, and the news of Fabinho’s injury will not improve confidence among the champions’ fans. Leicester have slipped up a few times this season when they’ve had the chance to narrow the gap to the top, however, and must put an end to that pattern here. Leicester 1-1 Liverpool.