Liverpool host Leicester City on Wednesday, 30th of January in the Premier League. The fixture comes after next weekend’s FA Cup fixtures. Despite the game being over a week and a half away, both Liverpool and Leicester are sweating the fitness of key players who have suffered recent injuries.
Liverpool vs Leicester: Reds’ defence in danger
Liverpool defensive midfielder Fabinho hobbled off on Saturday in the team’s 4-3 win over Crystal Palace.
Since the final whistle blew, manager Jurgen Klopp has explained Fabinho could miss Leicester’s arrival at Anfield due to a hamstring injury.
Fabinho isn’t the only player from Saturday’s win who will be missing. James Milner saw red late in the fixture and will be suspended.
Meanwhile, Trent Alexander-Arnold is still sidelined with an injury, but there is hope he will be available for Liverpool’s game against Leicester.
Klopp could have Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren back in the team. The duo has been sidelined with injuries of their own in recent weeks.
Liverpool vs Leicester: Maguire out of Anfield trip?
Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire was removed from the Foxes’ loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers three minutes into the second half.
Maguire suffered a leg injury and it could keep him out of Leicester’s team for their coming fixtures. The centre-back’s form was called into question by some viewers following Wolves’ win and his injury could have played a part in his performance early on.
Leicester are yet to reveal just how serious Maguire’s injury is.
Reports are swirling Leicester manager Claude Puel may be sacked by the time the team travels to Merseyside. Puel has been under fire all season long and former Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim is in line to take over at the King Power Stadium.
It is believed Jardim has been offered a job in China, but the former Ligue 1 winner would prefer to manage in Europe. He could be Leicester’s new manager by the time Leicester head to Merseyside.