Liverpool vs Leicester: Live Updates from Anfield
Liverpool are set to begin their League Cup campaign with a third-round tie against Leicester at Anfield. We’re live to bring you the latest. Kickoff is 7.45pm (UK), with referee Tim Robinson in charge.
Liverpool: Kelleher; Jones, Quansah, Konate, Tsimikas; Endo, Elliott, Gravenberch; Doak, Jota, Gakpo
Subs: Adrian, Van Dijk, Matip, Chambers, Bajcetic, Mac Allister, Szoboszlai, Diaz, Nunez
Leicester: Stolarczyk; Souttar, Coady, Justin; Pereira, Choudhury, Casadei, Albrighton; Yunus, McAteer, Iheanacho
Subs: Hermansen, Faes, Vestergaard, Winks, Ndidi, Dewsbury-Hall, Fatawu, Mavididi, Daka
Liverpool will be looking to make it three wins in a row in all competitions when they face Leicester at Anfield tonight. The Reds have been in impressive form of late, having won their last two games against Sheffield United and West Ham.
Jurgen Klopp’s side will be looking to continue their good form against the Foxes, who have had a mixed start to the season. Leicester have won two and lost two of their opening four Premier League matches.
The Reds have been boosted by the return of several key players for this game. Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have both returned to training after long-term injuries, while Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota are both fit and available for selection.
Klopp is expected to make several changes to his side for this game. Caoimhin Kelleher is likely to start in goal, while Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips could both feature at centre-back. Curtis Jones could also start in midfield alongside Marko Grujic and Leighton Clarkson.
For Leicester, Brendan Rodgers is likely to make several changes to his side. Kasper Schmeichel is expected to be rested in goal, while James Justin and Wesley Fofana could both feature at centre-back. Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez are both expected to start in midfield.
Tonight’s game promises to be an exciting one as Liverpool look to continue their good form and progress in the League Cup. Our coverage will begin shortly before kickoff and will continue throughout the match. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @thisisanfield and @beatts94 for all the latest updates and analysis.