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Liverpool vs Leicester City
England – Carabao Cup
Date: Wednesday, 22 December 2021
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Anfield.

When Liverpool hosts Leicester City this midweek, they will be looking to get back on track and proceed to the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

The Carabao Cup’s last two quarter-final ties will be contested on Wednesday night, with both matches featuring all-Premier League teams.

One of the games will put Brentford against Chelsea at home in a London derby, while the other will pit Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City team against Liverpool at Anfield.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has used a lot of periphery players and teenagers in the tournament, but they’ve been good enough to get the team to the last eight after beating Norwich City (3-0) and Preston North End (1-0). (2-0). The Reds will be eager to get back on track with a win on Wednesday after seeing their eight-game winning streak come to an end against Tottenham last weekend.

Leicester, on the other hand, overcame Millwall 2-0 in the third round before being pushed to the limit by Brighton in the Round of 16, where they won on penalties. The Foxes have been inconsistent this season, although they won their most recent game 4-0 against Newcastle United, following which they had two games cancelled because to the league’s Covid epidemic.

The two clubs have yet to meet this season, although Leicester was thrashed 3-0 by Liverpool the last time they visited Anfield in November of last year. The Hard Tackle takes a deeper look at both sides ahead of their latest clash in this vital elimination match.

Liverpool vs Leicester City Head to head :

  • The Reds had won three of the past four encounters. 
  • The last four clashes had three or more goals. 
  • At this venue, the hosts had won eight of the past ten meetings. 
  • The home team had scored two or more goals in six of the preceding eight match-ups at this venue. 

Liverpool vs Leicester City Prediction :

For the meeting at Anfield, both Leicester City and Liverpool are expected to be without a few crucial players. And, with Jurgen Klopp’s soldiers going to be heavily rotated, the Foxes will be looking to put up a fight. Even more so, given that they are returning after a long holiday, while their opponents will be fatigued following their exertions against Tottenham.

However, even without their first-choice offensive unit, Leicester City’s frail backline may provide plenty of spaces for the Reds to exploit. It will most certainly be a competitive game, but Liverpool can call on the big guns from the bench if necessary, which may help them win.

Liverpool vs Leicester City Team News :

Klopp may not go as far as he did in Liverpool’s last EFL Cup quarter-final against Aston Villa, when they picked their youngest-ever team, but his idea that Liverpool would be unable to fulfill the fixture schedule implies he might make as many changes as possible for this game.

The only thing preventing him from starting the whole XI is a paucity of choices, particularly in midfield, where up to five players are missing.

Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for coronavirus, joining Fabinho and Curtis Jones, while Harvey Elliott is out with a major ankle injury.

Jordan Henderson missed the Tottenham game due to a non-COVID-related sickness and is a doubt for this match as well, with Klopp hesitant to risk his captain.

As a result, Tyler Morton and James Milner may potentially return to the starting XI, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will also be fighting for a recall.

Following his red card against Spurs, Andrew Robertson will serve his suspension, allowing Kostas Tsimikas to take over at left-back, while Virgil van Dijk remains in isolation following his own positive COVID test.

Nat Phillips and Adrian are also not playing, and Divock Origi is remains out with a knee injury.

Neco Williams, Joe Gomez, Caoimhin Kelleher, and Takumi Minamino are all fringe players who have scored five goals in four League Cup appearances.

Klopp may see the game as a good chance to give fit-again Roberto Firmino his first start since October, as well as another start for 17-year-old Kaide Gordon.

Leicester’s injury list might be even longer than Liverpool’s, but it’s unknown how serious their coronavirus epidemic is now that they’ve missed their previous two games.

According to reports, Jannik Vestergaard, Ayoze Perez, Ademola Lookman, Kelechi Iheanacho, Filip Benkovic, Hamza Choudhury, and Vontae Daley-Campbell are among the players who have tested positive, which means they will all miss the midweek match.

The COVID outbreak coincides with an injury-related scarcity, and regardless of who misses out due to the illness, Leicester’s defense will be severely reduced.

Rodgers may be obliged to deploy a temporary centre-back partnership of Daniel Amartey and Wilfred Ndidi against Newcastle due to injuries to both Caglar Soyuncu and Jonny Evans, as well as the ongoing absence of Wesley Fofana.

Wednesday’s encounter is also likely to come too soon for James Justin, leaving Rodgers with as many as 11 players out of the lineup.

Liverpool possible starting lineup:

Kelleher; Williams, Gomez, Konate, Tsimikas; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Morton, Milner; Gordon, Firmino, Minamino

Leicester City possible starting lineup:

Schmeichel; Albrighton, Amartey, Ndidi, Bertrand; Tielemans, Soumare; Maddison, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes; Daka