Liverpool’s 63-match unbeaten record at Anfield could be in danger this weekend, as they welcome the table-topping Leicester City to Merseyside. The Reds injury problems have continued to mount over the international break, and there will be intrigue to see how Liverpool deal with the injuries to key defensive players this weekend.
Liverpool vs Leicester City Odds
Reds Looking To Answer Doubters
Liverpool will have surprisingly high odds for this fixture compared to what they normally have coming into a Premier League match at Anfield. The main reason for that is the injuries that the Reds have picked up already this season. The Reds were fortunate with injuries over the last two seasons, as they haven’t picked up a single injury to a key member of their team. However, that luck seems to have run out this term, and they now face a huge challenge if they are to successfully defend their Premier League title.
Liverpool will be without Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez for this fixture. Van Dijk and Gomez look to be longer term absences for the Reds, as both will be in a race against time to be fit for the European Championships. To make matters worse, Rhys Williams, who would be a fourth choice defender for the Reds, also reported back to the club with an injury after England U21 duty.
It’s likely that Nathaniel Phillips will be forced to step up and start alongside Joel Matip on Sunday afternoon. Despite all the injury problems, Liverpool as unbeaten in four games, and could move to the top of the league table with a win this weekend. However, they drew their last game against Manchester City.
Foxes Keen To Upset Odds Again
Soccer fans will still remember when Leicester City upset the odds of 5,000/1 to win the Premier League, and they could be on course for another season of upsetting the odds this term. The Foxes are the current leaders in the Premier League table, as they have won six from eight in the top-flight so far this season. Brendan Rodgers has done an excellent job with the team so far this season, as he has also been forced to contend with injury problems to crucial players of the team.
Caglar Soyuncu and Wilfed Ndidi have both been missing throughout the season, and who knows what could be possible if they are still in this strong position when the stars return. Leicester come into this huge match at Anfield having won their last three in the league, which includes a win against Wolverhampton Wanderers in their last fixture. Jamie Vardy scored the winner in that game, and he will be looking to continue his excellent goal scoring record against Liverpool this weekend.
Liverpool vs Leicester City Prediction
Leicester haven’t beaten Liverpool in their last nine visits to Anfield, with their only win home or away in the last 16 coming at the King Power Stadium in 2017. However, the injury problems that Liverpool has means that this could be the time to end that run. If Vardy is on form, Leicester may be the pick to get the win in this fixture.