Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is set to return to Anfield this weekend with his Leicester City side in the Premier League.
The Northern Irishman remains a popular figure among Reds supporters, despite his reign on Merseyside spiralling toward disaster.
But there will be no niceties this Saturday as Jurgen Klopp aims to maintain Liverpool’s 100% record in the Premier League so far this season.
It won’t be an easy game though with the Foxes turning into one of the more feared sides since Rodgers’ arrival – outperforming the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal in recent months.
This game is likely too soon for Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson, but the official word from Klopp is “we will see” – so we’ll have to see, but I’d imagine Adrian keeps his place for another week.
Joel Matip and Xherdan Shaqiri are also still injured, and the Leicester fixture comes too soon for both of them. Nathaniel Clyne also remains on the sidelines.
For the visitors, they’ll be without Matthew James and James Maddison is a slight doubt, but seems alright enough to get the nod at Anfield.
Liverpool’s last six results (in all competitions):
Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle
Napoli 2-0 Liverpool
Chelsea 1-2 Liverpool
MK Dons 0-2 Liverpool
Sheffield Utd 0-1 Liverpool
Liverpool 4-3 RB Salzburg
Leicester’s last six results (in all competitions):
Newcastle 1-1 Leicester (2-4p)
Leicester 3-1 Bournemouth
Man Utd 1-0 Leicester
Leicester 2-1 Spurs
Luton 0-4 Leicester
Leicester 5-0 Newcastle
I’m not joking around when I say this will be our toughest fixture in the Premier League so far this season.
That being said, Liverpool are the most feared side at the minute – nobody wants to face us.
Off the back of a 5-0 victory, the Reds will be aware of the threat the Foxes pose, but will also know they’re likely to concede at Anfield.
Our defence hasn’t been what it was last year so far, but we’ve held it together pretty well. That being said, I think it’ll be a good contest at Anfield, but the score-line will be Liverpool 3-2 Leicester.