LIVERPOOL vs LECEISTER
| Saturday, December 30th |
Premier League | Anfield
3PM GMT/10AM EST
With a goal average of 4.7 goals per game, the last three Premier League matches between Liverpool and Leceister have produced a total of 14 goals. Jamie Vardy scored six goals against us and was involved in seven in total - more than against any other opponent in the competition.
Our mighty Reds have only conceded three goals in ten Premier League fixtures at Anfield this season and extended their unbeaten PL run to nine having beaten a battered Swans side on Tuesday night.
Liverpool are the second highest goal scorers in the league thus far and the team are bound to feel a boost with the awesome signing of Virgil van Dijk on Wednesday.
Leceister City are currently in 8th place on the table, having won four of their last seven league matches. The foxes also came close to knocking Manchester City out of the League Cup, ultimately losing on penalties.
Projected Liverpool Lineup (4-3-3)
Mignolet; Matip, Gomez, Klavan, Alexander-Arnold; Can, Wijnaldum, Coutinho; Salah, Firmino, Oxlade-Chamberlain
We are still without Alberto Moreno (foot) and Jordan Henderson (thigh), with Daniel Sturridge (muscular) also currently in doubt.
Daniel Amartey returns from suspension for the Foxes who are still without Robert Huth (ankle) and Matty James has not been declared match fit as yet. Danny Simpson is also out with a recent hamstring injury.
What the Managers had to say
Jürgen Klopp: "They are a good organised side. Good at counter-attacking. It will be difficult, that's for sure. All teams in the League have quality, especially Leicester."
Claude Puel: "I think they (Liverpool) are a great team, good defenders, good midfielders, good attackers. It is a complete team."
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
Assistants: S Ledger, A Garratt
Fourth official: Lee Mason
Kickoff is set for 3PM GMT/10AM EST tomorrow, and television listings for the match can be found on LiveSoccerTV. In the meantime, we'll be keeping you updated with all the buildup to the game, including team news as it's released, our live match day thread, and post-match recaps from The Liverpool Offside staff. If you want to join the discussion, sign up for an SB Nation account to have your say on the action as it happens.