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Leicester vs Liverpool: Both Team News, Matip, Origi, Shaqiri Returns?& Possible Lineup's

Leicester vs Liverpool: Both Team News, Matip, Origi, Shaqiri Returns?& Possible Lineup's
Newly crowned Club World Cup champions Liverpool will look to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to 13 points when they face second-placed Leicester City at the King Power on Boxing Day.

Though there were few injury issues, Liverpool’s trip to Qatar proved successful as Roberto Firmino’s extra-time strike handed them a narrow 1-0 victory over Flamengo on Saturday night.

However there was more good news for Jürgen Klopp’s men as Leicester were hampered 3-1 by Manchester City at the Etihad.

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That result means Liverpool currently enjoy a 10-point cushion at the top of the Premier League table and also boast a game in hand over their rivals. Only once in the competition’s 27-year history has a team failed to win the title while in such a commanding position at Christmas when Newcastle United missed out to Manchester United in 1995/96.
Despite that, Liverpool will still have to be at their best when they travel to the East Midlands with Brendan Rodgers’ team turning  into title contention over the first half of the season. Here is all you need to know ahead of the top of the table clash on Boxing Day.

When is Leicester City vs Liverpool and where can I watch live?

Competition: Premier League

Venue: King Power Stadium

Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019

Kick-off: 8:00 PM (UK time)

TV coverage (UK): The game is not available on traditional TV but can be live streamed on Amazon Prime.

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Last five meetings: Leicester City vs Liverpool

  • 05 Oct 2019: Liverpool 2-1 Leicester City (Premier League)
  • 30 Jan 2019: Liverpool 1-1 Leicester City (Premier League)
  • 01 Sep 2018: Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool (Premier League)
  • 30 Dec 2017: Liverpool 2-1 Leicester City (Premier League)
  • 23 Sep 2017: Leicester City 2-3 Liverpool (Premier League)
  • Aggregate Score: Leicester City (LDLLL) 6-10 Liverpool (WDWWW)
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Leicester City: Jamie Vardy
So What's About The Leicester City’s main man?

Like a fine wine (or should that be port?) Jamie Vardy just seems to be getting better with age and is on course for his most productive-ever Premier League season, even more so than in Leicester’s title-winning campaign when he struck 24 times.

Vardy had been hunting down his own record of scoring in 11 consecutive Premier League games before he drew a blank at the ninth attempt against Norwich City but he was back amongst the goals during Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester City with a typically assured finish.

Key stat: Jamie Vardy has scored six more goals than any other player in the Premier League this season, netting 17 in total.

Both Team News

Leicester City

Rodgers has virtually a full compliment to pick from with long-term absentee Matty James the only player definitely ruled out. Harvey Barnes will be assessed after he was forced off against Manchester City following a hefty clash with Ederson.

Çaglar Söyüncü, meanwhile, is walking a suspension tightrope as he received his fourth yellow card of the campaign at the Etihad. Should the Turkey international escape a caution against Liverpool, though, he will avoid a future one-game ban.

Latest: Liverpool announce Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out for up to two weeks from ankle ligament damage


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain limped away from Liverpool‘s Club World Cup win on crutches after suffering an ankle injury late on in the win over Flamengo and Klopp admitted afterwards that it cast a ‘big shadow’ over the result.
The 26-year-old will undergo a X-ray to determine how serious the injury is but he will certainly miss out on Boxing Day.

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Joël Matip is out with a knee injury but is back in training while Dejan Lovren is sidelined with a thigh problem leaving Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez, who has transformed since playing alongside Van Dijk as Liverpool‘s only fit central defenders. Fabinho and Nathaniel Clyne are also missing.

Possible Lineups 

Liverpool's Predicted XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Keïta, Wijnaldum; Salah, Mané, Firmino

Leicester's Predicted XI: Schmeichel; Ricardo Pereira, Evans, Söyüncü, Chilwell; Ndidi, Tielemans, Maddison; Perez, Albrighton, Vardy

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