Liverpool predicted XI v. Leicester: Klopp set to hand January signing debut against Foxes

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Liverpool are up against Leicester City this weekend an eye-catching Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium.

Taking all three points from the fixture is paramount for the Reds, especially after getting slammed 4-1 at Anfield last week.

The players and coaches will be desperate to eek a solid result out of the game, and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could be set to hand one of the January signings their debut.

Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies were added to the Reds’ ranks over the winter to bolster options, with Jordan Henderson, Nat Phillips and Fabinho taking on the roles of senior centre-backs.

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Here’s our predicted starting XI for the game against Leicester…

In goal will be Alisson with the Brazilian desperate to make up for his mistakes against Man City.

He’ll have a back four of Fabinho, Ozan Kabak, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson, by our reckoning, with our new No.19 being thrust into the limelight early in his Liverpool career.

A midfield of Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum and Thiago Alcantara seems most likely, but don’t be surprised if Curtis Jones sneaks his way into the boss’ plans after a good performance last week.

The typical attacking trio of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Bobby Firmino will get the nod again, in the continued absence of Diogo Jota.

EOTK’s XI: Alisson, Fabinho, Kabak, Trent, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Thiago, Salah, Mane, Firmino

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  1. Liverpool should line up against Leicester city with a new formation – I think Liverpool should line up with a new system the 5-2-3. This is because you watch how liverpool play and you see they like to play Robertson and Trent up the field. This formation also gives a wide choice if options in the midfield to be freshened and options from the bench.

    Liverpool should line-up against Leicester city : Alisson (GK), Robertson (LWB), kabak(CB), davies(LCB), fabinho(RCB), trent(RWB), henderson(CM), thiago(CM), salah(RW) , mane (LW) and Firmino (ST)(CF)

  2. I have always agreed with JK”s lpurchases, Kabac & Davis might not be 100% ready but due to our latest problems we can not afford to delay, any longer we don”t have that luxury. however JK will continue to rotate the team to get stability.
    If playing both Kabak & Davis in a possible 5 at the back then it might give more problems for Leicester..

  3. Liverpool are a one pony team. Always playing 4-3-3 with the same boring & uninspiring front three. Why not give someone else a chance to play upfront. Firmino is a waste of space as far as scoring goals are concerned. Does Klopp honestly think playing his front three in every game is going to keep them fresh. Does he think that playing them every week they will run around 100mph trying to score goals. Klopp does not have plan B. So, when his front three are not in form they lose

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