Leicester City welcome Liverpool to the King Power Stadium tonight for a Premier League face-off and will have 3 missing players due to injury for the matchup.
Both teams desperately want points from this match, with Liverpool chasing the gap to Manchester United for a top 4 finish and Leicester fighting to remain part of the English top flight.
Jurgen Klopp’s men certainly have the betting odds on their side, having been the only other team than Man City to win their last 5 Premier League matches. The Reds have looked particularly dangerous in recent matches, scoring 11 goals in those 5 matches.
Leicester City on the other hand haven’t had such a smooth run of things.
They’ve won just 1 of their last 5 Premier League clashes and taken just 5 points from those meetings. Despite the challenge of Klopp’s side ahead of them, the Foxes desperately need to take something home tonight if they are to bridge the 2 point gap to Everton, who fill the last safe space on the table.
As if Dean Smith didn’t have enough to worry about as he lines his men up for the first of their last 3 games of the season, he also has 3 players out injured.
Nigerian forward, Kelechi Iheanacho despite making “good progress” with a groin injury, will not be fit for tonight’s matchup. Iheanacho has 5 Leicester City goals to his name in the Premier League this season. He is joined by James Justin, who is still in recovery from a ruptured achilles in November.
Meanwhile, Foxes centre-back Jannik Vestergaard is also out for the remainder of the season and unavailable for selection against Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Leicester take on Liverpool tonight at the King Power Stadium in today’s only Premier League matchup. The game kicks off at 8PM and can be watched on Sky Sports.