Leicester City will seek an element of quickfire revenge against Liverpool on Tuesday, after the Reds knocked the Foxes out of the League Cup quarter-finals on penalties last week.
Brendan Rodgers’ side gave up a 3-1 lead late on in that game, before being hammered 6-3 by Premier League leaders Manchester City on Boxing Day.
Jurgen Klopp’s team were not in action as their match with Leeds was postponed, meaning they should be fairly fresh to face Leicester and look to cut the gap at the top of the table back to three points.
A two-goal win or better for Leicester would put them eighth, while a defeat and other results going against them could see them drop as low as 14th.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of the game.
When is the match?
The game kicks off at 8pm GMT on Tuesday 28 December at the King Power Stadium.
Where can I watch it?
Like all the midweek games in this round of fixtures, the match will be shown live on Amazon Prime Video across all mobile devices, compatible TVs with the Prime Video app and the desktop website.
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What is the team news?
The Foxes still have a big injury list to contend with, including James Justin, Wes Fofana, Patson Daka, Jonny Evans and now Ricardo Pereira, who was injured in the League Cup loss against the Reds. Ryan Bertrand also pulled up in the warm-up at the weekend so must be considered a doubt, as is Caglar Soyuncu. Jamie Vardy and Wilfred Ndidi should play after being unused subs against Man City.
Liverpool’s Boxing Day match against Leeds was called off so they have no new injury worries. Nat Phillips, Adrian and Harvey Elliott are their long-term absences, while Divock Origi still appears to be sidelined. Thiago has only just returned to training after Covid and might still miss out here, but Fabinho, Virgil van Dijk and Curtis Jones are all available after earlier negative tests and subsequent returns. Andrew Robertson is suspended so Kostas Tsimikas will play left-back.
LEI – Schmeichel; Castagne, Amartey, Vestergaard, Thomas; Ndidi, Tielemans, Soumare, Maddison; Iheanacho, Vardy
LIV – Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Fabinho, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Jota, Mane
Nowhere near as close an encounter as the recent League Cup meeting between the two; the gulf was evident as soon as the Reds made subs to bring senior players on last week and with a full-strength team in place, Klopp’s side should brush past a Foxes defence lacking organisation and an ability to withstand set pieces. Leicester 1-4 Liverpool.