Liverpool v Leicester: Preview and projected lineups for massive Anfield clash

Leicester City travel to a renovated Anfield on Saturday evening as they look to get their season back underway following the international break.

Both Liverpool and Leicester have had frustrating starts to their seasons. Each have suffered losses to newly promoted sides and both have managed only four points out of their first nine available.

Liverpool made no more enhancements to their first team prior to the transfer deadline, while Leicester City once again smashed their club transfer record with the signing of Sporting Lisbon’s Islam Slimani.

Riyad Mahrez will likely be excited to see a fellow Algerian international join the ranks and it could quickly prove to be a massive gain for the Foxes as he is expected to make his debut.

PARIS, FRANCE – AUGUST 31: New Leicester City signing Islam Slimani poses for pictures in Paris before re-joining his international team mates after passing a medical and joining from Sporting Lisbon for a club record fee on August 31, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Several injuries and extended international layovers will see both sides make some enforced changes and you can read more on that in our injury analysis pre-match piece.

Liverpool and the Kop should be more than up for this one as it is the return to their home pitch for the first time this season and the first time since the new main stand has been raised.

Leicester have all the counter attacking tools to pull off another strong showing at Anfield just like they did last season.

However, I see this one being a potential goal fest as both sides can be brilliant in attack but both have frailty at the back.

Projected Lineups

Liverpool XI (4-2-3-1): Karius; Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner; Lallana, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Mane, Sturridge, Firmino.

Leicester XI (4-4-2): Zieler; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Mahrez, King, Drinkwater, Albrighton; Slimani, Vardy.

Betting Odds from SkyBet

Liverpool 4/6  |  Draw 3/1  |  Leicester 17/4

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