Champions vs league-leaders
Liverpool entertain league-leaders Leicester City at Anfield on Sunday with the champions missing a host of players due to injury and COVID-19.
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Jurgen Klopp’s side drew 1-1 to Man City before the international break, but it has been a very disruptive international break with Joe Gomez suffering a serious knee injury and Mohamed Salah testing positive for COVID-19.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is absent due to a hamstring injury he suffered against City and Virgil Van Dijk is likely to be out for the season.
Jordan Henderson, Rhys Williams and Andy Robertson also had injury issues for their respective international sides. Fabinho is still out for the Reds.
Leicester have had injury problems of their own, with Ricardo Pereira and Caglar Soyuncu missing. Wilfried Ndidi is also unavailable.
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 last loss was in April 2017 against Crystal Palace. Their previous longest run was ended with defeat to Leicester.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have kept just one clean sheet in their last 13 league games, conceding in each of their last six at home in the Premier League.
Leicester are in top spot and have won six of their eight league games – as many as they had won in their final 22 games last season (W6 D6 L10). They have won their last six in all competitions.
It will be Leicester’s first league game with the Foxes starting the day top of the table since the final game of their 2015/16 title winning season. Brendan Rodgers has yet to beat his former club in his two previous meetings.