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hings are not getting any easier for out-of-form Liverpool as they face a tricky trip to Leicester on Saturday lunchtime.

Jurgen Klopp‘s side were hammered 4-1 by Manchester City at Anfield last Sunday, a result which all-but ended their already slim hopes of retaining the Premier League title.

The Reds currently sit in fourth-place, ten points adrift of leaders Man City having played a game more, though victory would lift them into third, above Leicester on goal-difference.

The Foxes saw their own title aspirations falter as they were held to a goalless draw by Wolves last weekend, but Brendan Rodgers’ men bounced back to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals in midweek with a late win over Brighton.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Leicester vs Liverpool is scheduled for a 12:30pm kick-off on Saturday, February 13, 2021.

The game will be played behind-closed-doors at the King Power Stadium because of current coronavirus restrictions.

How to watch Leicester vs Liverpool

TV channel: Saturday’s match will be televised on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the BT Sport website and app.

Leicester vs Liverpool team news

Leicester defender James Justin has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury. The 22-year-old damaged his anterior cruciate ligament during Wednesday’s FA Cup win over Brighton.

Dennis Praet, Wesley Fofana and Timothy Castagne are out with hamstring issues while Wes Morgan (back) is also sidelined.

Leicester provisional squad: Schmeichel, Ward, Jakupovic, Fuchs, Daley-Campbell, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas, Pereira, Choudhury, Tielemans, Ndidi, Tavares, Amartey, Mendy, Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes, Under, Perez, Vardy, Iheanacho.

Liverpool’s stand-in centre-back Fabinho will miss out with a muscle issue so that increases the chances of Ozan Kabak making his debut.

Klopp has to choose between his deadline-day loan signing from Schalke or probably Nat Phillips, with other new arrival Ben Davies unlikely to start ahead of either, to play alongside another makeshift option in Jordan Henderson.

Midfielder Thiago Alcantara was absent from some training earlier in the week and may not feature.

Liverpool provisional squad: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Henderson, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Milner, Jones, Salah, Firmino, Mane, Adrian, Kelleher, N Williams, Phillips, Davies, Tsimikas, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Thiago, Shaqiri, Origi, Cain.

Leicester vs Liverpool predicition: 1-1 draw

Jurgen Klopp will be looking for a reaction from his side, who have had the rare benefit of almost a full week off. However, Leicester could prove a tough nut to crack.

Premier League head to head (h2h) history and results

  • Leicester wins: 7
  • Draws: 6
  • Liverpool wins: 16
  • Last meeting: Liverpool 3-0 Leicester (November 22, 2020)

Leicester vs Liverpool betting tips and odds (subject to change)

  • Leicester to win: Between 13/5 and 11/4
  • Draw: Between 13/5 and 11/4
  • Liverpool to win: 6/5
  • 1-1 draw: 7/1

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