Liverpool v Leicester team news and live stream: How to watch Premier League clash as Brendan Rodgers faces old club

Liverpool v Leicester team news and live stream: How to watch Premier League clash as Brendan Rodgers faces old club
Premier League high-flyers Liverpool and Leicester face off at Anfield this weekend.

Champions Liverpool drew with Manchester City before the international break and go into Sunday’s match a point behind Leicester.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool host Leicester in the Premier League on Sunday

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Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool host Leicester in the Premier League on Sunday

Brendan Rodgers will take on his former side on Merseyside looking to maintain the Foxes’ good form.

Leicester went into the break at the top of the table and beat Wolves last time out.

They have been superb so far this year and will be looking for another win this weekend against a Liverpool side who have been ravaged with injuries.

Liverpool v Leicester: Date and kick-off time

This match will be held at Anfield on Sunday, November 22 and will kick-off at 7:15pm.

Liverpool beat Leicester 4-0 in this fixture last season with Roberto Firmino scoring a brace.

The Foxes last beat the Reds in the league in February 2017 as Jamie Vardy’s double secured a 3-1 win.

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Liverpool v Leicester: TV channel and live stream

The game is being broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League from 7pm.

Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.

If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £8.99.

Liverpool v Leicester: Team news

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has joined Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho in the treatment room after the defender suffered a knee injury in training for England.

The Reds are also sweating on the fitness of another centre-back, Rhys Williams, who was left out of the England U21 side on Tuesday night as a precaution as he nurses a knock.

Mohamed Salah is in self-isolation having contracted COVID-19 during the break while Trent Alexander-Arnold is also expected to miss out with a calf problem.

Jordan Henderson and Andrew Robertson both picked up niggles on international duty, but are expected to be fit to play and Thiago Alcantara could also return.

For Leicester, Wesley Fofana is a doubt with a knee injury while fellow defenders Timothy Castagne and Caglar Soyuncu are still out.

Kasper Schmeichel will also need a fitness test after a knock to the head.

Wilfred Ndidi, Ricardo Pereira and Daniel Amartey are long-term injury absentees.

Jamie Vardy’s Leicester have been superb in recent weeks

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Jamie Vardy’s Leicester have been superb in recent weeks

Liverpool v Leicester: Match stats and facts

  • Liverpool are unbeaten in their last nine home Premier League games against Leicester (W7 D2), having lost three in a row against them at Anfield between 1997-2000.
  • Leicester have won just two of their last 16 Premier League meetings with Liverpool (D3 L11), and are without a win in six against them since a 3-1 victory at the King Power Stadium in February 2017.
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 63 Premier League home games, their joint-longest such run without defeat at home in the top-flight. Their previous run between February 1978-December 1980 was eventually ended with defeat to Leicester.
  • Liverpool have kept just one clean sheet in their last 13 Premier League games (2-0 at Chelsea), conceding in each of their last six at home in the competition. Indeed, only promoted sides Leeds and West Brom (17 each) have conceded more goals than the reigning champions so far this term (16).
  • Leicester have won six of their eight Premier League games this season (L2), as many as they had in their final 22 games last season (W6 D6 L10). This will be Leicester’s first Premier League game with the Foxes starting the day top of the table since the final game of their 2015-16 title triumph.
  • Liverpool have conceded first in each of their last three home Premier League games, but have come back to win each time – no side has ever done this in four consecutive Premier League home games before.
  • Liverpool have conceded more first-half goals than any other Premier League side this season (11), while no side have shipped fewer after half-time than the Reds (5).
  • Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has lost both of his Premier League games against former side Liverpool since leaving the club in 2015. Indeed, managers to have previously taken charge of Liverpool in the Premier League have won just four of their 29 matches against them after leaving (D6 L19) – Graeme Souness with Newcastle in March 2005, Gérard Houllier with Aston Villa in May 2011 and Roy Hodgson with West Brom in April 2011 and April 2012.
  • Liverpool forward Diogo Jota has scored in all three of his Premier League home games for the Reds so far – no player in the club’s history has scored in each of their first four top-flight home games.
  • Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has already netted eight goals in his seven Premier League appearances this season. Vardy has also scored seven goals in 11 Premier League games against Liverpool, with only Andy Cole (11) and Thierry Henry (8) netting more against the Reds in the competition.

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