Liverpool predicted XI v Leicester: Harvey Elliott starts but Luis Diaz remains benched

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Jurgen Klopp will be under no illusions about the challenge posed by Leicester City when the Foxes come to visit Liverpool.

Brendan Rodgers’ men have taken a lion’s share of the points in their last two Premier League meetings with the Merseyside-based outfit, with a third win presenting an opportunity for the visitors to equal a record not achieved since 1963.

It’s a potential eventuality the German head coach will be more than keen to avoid, particularly with the title race hanging in the balance.

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Ahead of Alisson Becker in goal, Joel Matip could be recalled into the starting-XI alongside colossal Dutchman, Virgil van Dijk.

In the midfield three, we can see Klopp opting for James Milner to replace an injured Jordan Henderson’s experience, with Harvey Elliott given a first start since September after a glorious return to action at the weekend, with Fabinho completing the trio.

Up top, Mo Salah’s early return from the AFCON will likely see him handed a return to the forward line alongside Diogo Jota and Bobby Firmino.

We can’t quite see a start yet for Luis Diaz who could very well remain on the bench.

EOTK’s XI: Alisson, Robertson, Van Dijk, Matip, Trent, Fabinho, Elliott, Milner, Firmino, Jota, Salah

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