Time: 03h00, December 31, 2022
Place: Anfield Stadium, Merseyside, England
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson Becker, Andrew Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez.
Leicester City (4-2-3-1): Danny Ward, Luke Thomas, Wout Faes, Daniel Amartey, Timothy Castagne, Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Kelechi Iheanacho, Ayoze Perez, Jamie Vardy.
After the last 6 encounters, Liverpool have 4 wins, 13 goals and 6 yellow cards. On the side of Leicester City, the King Power Stadium team had 2 triumphs, scored 7 goals and received 6 yellow cards. Specific results:
February 10, 2022: Liverpool 2-0 Leicester City (Premier League)
December 28, 2021: Leicester 1-0 Liverpool (Premier League)
December 22, 2021: Liverpool 3-3 Leiceter (Carabao Cup, Liverpool won on penalties 5-4)
February 13, 2021: Leicester 3-1 Liverpool (Premier League)
November 22, 2020: Liverpool 3-0 Leicester (Premier League)
December 26, 2019: Leicester 0-4 Liverpool (Premier League).
Cody Gakpo will not be able to play in time when he arrives at Anfield from PSV. Therefore, coach Jurgen Klopp will launch the three faces of Mohamed Salah – Darwin Nunez – Alex Oxlade Chamberlain to kick the highest in attack.
Meanwhile, 5 names including Arthur Melo, Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Curtis Jones continue to sit out due to different injuries. The ability of the duo James Milner and Ibrahima Konate is left open.
Naby Keita and Harvey Elliott will compete for a starting spot in the midfield. Liverpool are more likely to use Jordan Henderson – Fabinho – Thiago Alcantara to start from the start in midfield.
Dennis Praet was unable to play when injured in the first half of the 0-3 loss to Newcastle United. Similarly, James Justin, James Maddison, Ryan Bertrand and Ricardo Pereira are sidelined by various injuries.
Center-back Jonny Evans does not guarantee the physical strength of the main kick. Two key players Jamie Vardy and Wilfred Ndidi started the game.
Jordan Henderson: The 32-year-old star is considered by experts to be the most important factor in the Liverpool midfield. Henderson brings the ability to press, recover the ball, connect with the surrounding satellites.
In addition to the professional element, Henderson also plays the role of a spiritual leader. The captain born in 1990 will give strength, push the whole team forward when present on the field.
Mohamed Salah: The Egyptian striker is the biggest hope in Liverpool’s attack. This season, Salah contributed 7 goals, 4 assists after 1329 minutes of playing in the Premier League.
Youri Tielemans: Many big misters put Tielemans in their sights. That proves, the Belgian midfielder is highly appreciated in the current Premier League. In the absence of James Maddison, Tielemans will shoulder the role of dealing cards, creating the midfield area.
Jamie Vardy: At the age of 35, the English striker still plays a key role in the attack of the Foxes. Vardy is extremely dangerous in counter-attack situations thanks to his excellent mobility and positioning.
In terms of force, Liverpool is considered superior to Leicester. Besides, Anfield’s home ground is always a great spiritual fulcrum for Klopp’s teachers and students. Victory will be within Liverpool’s reach if they play properly.
Liverpool 3-1 Leicester City.
Mr. Nguyen | 06:30 December 30, 2022