Leicester vs Liverpool preview and predictions

Club World Cup champions Liverpool and current leaders at the top of the Premier League to 13 points when they face second-placed Leicester City at the King Power on Boxing Day.

Competition: Premier League

Venue: King Power Stadium

Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019

Kick-off: 11:00 PM

Roberto Firmino’s extra-time strike handed Liverpool a narrow 1-0 victory over Flamengo on Saturday night and Leicester were beaten 3-1 by Manchester City at the Etihad. That meant Liverpool currently enjoy a 10-point adrift at the top of the Premier League table. Only once in the competition’s 27-year history has a team failed to win the title while in such a commanding position at Christmas when Newcastle United missed out to Manchester United in 1995/96.

Team news

Leicester City

Predicted XI: Schmeichel; Ricardo Pereira, Evans, Söyüncü, Chilwell; Ndidi, Tielemans, Maddison; Perez, Albrighton, Vardy


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain limped away from Club World Cup on crutches after suffering an ankle injury.

Joël Matip is out with a knee injury while Dejan Lovren is sidelined with a thigh problem leaving Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez as Liverpool‘s only fit central defenders. Fabinho and Nathaniel Clyne are also missing.

Predicted XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Keïta, Wijnaldum; Salah, Mané, Firmino

05 Oct 2019: Liverpool 2-1 Leicester City (Premier League)

30 Jan 2019: Liverpool 1-1 Leicester City (Premier League)

01 Sep 2018: Leicester City 1-2 Liverpool (Premier League)

30 Dec 2017: Liverpool 2-1 Leicester City (Premier League)

23 Sep 2017: Leicester City 2-3 Liverpool (Premier League)