Leicester City predicted the line-up against Liverpool


Leicester City end 2021 with a Premier League match at King Power Stadium against title-chasing Liverpool on Tuesday night.

Foxes led the guests 3-1 at halftime in the clubs’ last meeting in the Carabao Cup quarterfinals just six days before. But while Brendan Rodgers saw several players trudge away injured, the Reds made a comeback and advanced to the semifinals at Leicester’s expense.

Here is XI Rodgers can choose from his injury-ridden squad this time …

Wilfred Ndidi can become an acute midfielder / Visionhaus / GettyImages

Kasper Schmeichel (GK) – The stone between Leicester’s posts over the past decade has endured an increasingly erroneous campaign that has not exactly been helped by the enormous amount of shots thrown at him.

Timothy Castagne (RB) – The enormously versatile former Atalanta hill has proved extremely useful for a squad that is constantly suffering from injuries that largely affect defensive personnel.

Wilfred Ndidi (CB) – The 25-year-old can stop filling in the midfield to help in the middle among Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu who both miss.

Jannik Vestergaard (CB) – In the midst of a stream of injuries to the club captain and the most used outfielder – who is Leicester’s first choice in the central defense pair – Rodgers may well be forced to turn to his 6’7 dance.

Luke Thomas (LB) – The youngest member of Leicester’s squad to start a match this season is in line for even more excursions after the injury has besieged both Ryan Bertrand and Ricardo Pereira (again).

James Maddison has started to hit good form too late / James Williamson – AMA / GettyImages

Youri Tielemans (CM) – Became the fourth different player to concede a Premier League penalty for Leicester this season on his final outing in the competition against Manchester City,

Boubakary Soumare (CM) – The French youth international in all age groups from under 16 to under 21 (for six years in a row between 2014 and 2019) has not yet made its senior arc.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (CM) – The player who in his youth was called “Baby Beckham” has started Leicester’s last five straight games.

James Maddison (AM) – Six goals in his last eight games in all competitions is proof of the dramatically improved shooting choice Maddison has made this season – with fewer attempts but from significantly better scoring positions.

Jamie Vardy was back in the Carabao Cup before Christmas / Naomi Baker / GettyImages

Kelechi Iheanacho (ST) – The Nigerian national team player has perfectly timed his return from a recent period to coincide with Patson Daka’s absence.

Jamie Vardy (ST) – Remained an unused substitute against Manchester City on the second day, despite two goals in his return against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup. This should be the first league start since the beginning of December.

You can read 90mins preview of Leicester vs Liverpool here. You can read Liverpool’s predicted line-up here.

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