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MATCH PREVIEW: Leicester V Liverpool

So... Deadline Day has been exciting hasn't it? Pfft. Liverpool go into the game with Leicester on Tuesday evening with almost certainly no new additions to the side. The owners did indicate that they wouldn't be backing Klopp financially until the summer but after drawing 0-0 with West Ham at the weekend and failing to score against Stoke in the League Cup semi-final, it is clear as day that the Reds need some fresh talent.

Image via www.theguardian.com: Alex Teixeira
Despite being linked with the likes of Alex Teixeira and Denis Chryshev, Jurgen Klopp will have to face Ranieri's table topping Leicester with the original squad he inherited.

Injuries

The injury situation for the Reds remains relatively standard as Origi, Coutinho, Skrtel and Daniel Sturridge all remain on the sidelines. Jordan Henderson has also picked up a knock but he should be available for Tuesday's fixtures.

For Leicester, just two of their players are out of action; Schlupp who has a hamstring injury and midfielder James who has been out long term.

Previous Meetings

The last time the two sides met was on Boxing Day last year. The 1-0 win for the Reds was a surprise to say the least and it was Christian Benteke who collected all three points for Liverpool.

The last meeting at the King Power Stadium also ended in victory for Liverpool. Adam Lallana, Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson were on the scoresheet in the 3-1 win.

In the last ten fixtures between the two sides Liverpool have taken all three points on six occasions, there have been two draws with Leicester winning the remaining two games.

Form


Leicester are currently sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League table and whilst many have predicted their downfall it's yet to happen for Ranieri who has to be commended for his work with Leicester, absolutely brilliant stuff. The Foxes haven't lost in their last five games in the league but they have picked up three draws during that time. Their most recent fixture against Stoke ended in a 3-0 win.

Liverpool find themselves 7th in the league, eight points off the top four. It's not an ideal position for the Reds but they do remain in all cup competitions at present and a build up of fixtures is making Premier League woes even worse. Klopp's side have lost two from their last five in the league but picked up three points in their latest fixture with Norwich in a 5-4 thriller.

Betting

I'm not going to sugar coat it, I think we're going to get embarrassed tomorrow. The only reason we beat Leicester at home is because of the Anfield factor in my opinion, I can't see Leicester missing a chance to beat Liverpool when they've pretty much beat everybody else. Despite that I'm still probably going to bet on our own players but below are a few bets I've found from scanning around this afternoon.

Odds of 75/1 can be gathered if you fancy a scorecast of Jamie Vardy to score first but Liverpool to win 2-1. The same scoreline with Mahrez as first goalscorer is slightly better at 80/1.

In terms of Liverpool scorers if you fancy Joe Allen to score first (assuming of course he starts - I think he deserves it!) you can get odds of 16/1 at present with Paddy Power.

Finally another interesting bet, it's 90/1 for the scoreline to be 1-1 at half time but Leicester to go on and win 3-1 at full time. For more great bets click the image below, deposit £10 and put the whole tenner on one bet to get £30 free!

Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!


Kirsty W

Kirsty; Award winning Liverpool FC blogger and social media addict.