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On the evening of Monday, the Barclays Premier League will feature the defending champions Leicester City play host to the mighty Liverpool.
The Foxes have fallen down to the 17th place in the table, and are just a point away from falling in the relegation zone. Not only have their lost their last five Premier League matches, they have also gone without scoring a goal in the last six. Leicester last played Swansea City - a team which is struggling already, and ended up losing to them by 2-0.
Liverpool too, haven't been doing all that great off lately. From the second place, they have slipped down to the fifth with 49 points. But nonetheless, they are still in the race for a top three finish. The reason for their drop lies in their surprise defeats to Hull City and Swansea, which quite possibly may have turned their title hopes around.
Leicester City are now lurking dangerously close to the relegation zone and a defeat here will make things worse for them. Liverpool is a side known to have defensive flaws on many occasions, and this is what the Foxes need to get away with a point here, let alone win. This ought to be a good match to see, with Liverpool starting as the favourites.
Liverpool travel to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City on February 2, 2016. The game is set to kick-off at 19:45 hours GMT.
Leicester City have the chance to stay at the top of the league. Many would say it is theirs to lose now given they have lesser number of games than the teams around them. Caludio Ranieri will have to field his strongest team in order to win this game. Liverpool beat them earlier in the season and hence this game could be trickier for than it seems. Jamie Vardy and Riyad Maharez will play the main roles for the Blues while we could see their new signings make an appearance too.
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool will field a depleted squad given that Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho will miss this game due to injury. Christian Benteke has not been able to play as well as expected finding it hard to adapt to the style of play of Klopp. However, midfield duo of Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana have been playing well and could look to fire their team to complete the double against this seasons' surprise package, Leicester City. We could expect Klopp to play a couple of youngsters in the starting eleven to boost their confidence and make them feel more at home.
Calling this game is close to impossible, however, a draw is what seems to the likely result.
Liverpools Brendan Rodgers will be hoping that his team can find any kind of form that they displayed last season when the travel to take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. The game is scheduled to be played on December 2, 2014. Kick-off for this game is at 19:45 hours BST.
Liverpool finds themselves in a tight spot. They have not been able to win a game in a long time and find themselves on the brink of going out of the Champions League as well as losing the chance to fight for fourth spot in the league as well. They enter this game while in the bottom half of the table and will be hoping to put together a string of positive results. Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana have to be given a chance to play together as they have been for a long time before making the switch to Liverpool.
Leicester City haven’t won a game in a while too. But if they manage to take the game to Liverpool in front of their home support, we could see them bully out the Reds like they have been my most of the other teams around Europe. Leicester City's manager, Nigel Pearson, will be hoping that his team can find their feet in the league before they are pushed further down in the table.
This game should go to the visitors but then the way they are playing, it is hard to call. Hence, a draw seems to be a suitable prediction.
Tags: Barclays Premier League, Liverpool, Leicester City, King Power Stadium, Rickie Lambert, Nigel Pearson