Liverpool vs Leicester Prediction and Analysis
Liverpool face Leicester in an attempt to extend their winning streak in the English Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp's side recorded an easy win away to Aston Villa after Premier League action resumed.
And so the Merseysiders are already on a streak of 3 consecutive successes in England's elite.
In between, however, the Reds were knocked out of the League Cup by Man City.
And so they reduced their chances of winning a trophy this season by one.
What stands out in the home team 's statistics is the high performance .
Because in each of Liverpool's previous 5 matches (official and friendly) there were 4 or more goals.
For their part, Leicester had won 6 of their last 8 official matches before losing to Newcastle on Boxing Day.
I predict they will fall today as well. Moreover, the statistics from the recent direct matches are also against them.
It shows 7-2-2 in favor of Liverpool in the previous 11 head-to-head matches on all fronts.
As in eight of them there were 3 or more hits.
It will most likely be the same today.
Liverpool - statistics and info
Liverpool are off to a flying start after the World Cup break.
When Mohamed Salah scored just five minutes into the game at Villa Park.
Virgil van Dijk doubled the advantage before half-time.
And although Ollie Watkins gave Villa hope, 18-year-old Spaniard Stefan Bajcetic sealed success for a 3-1 final.
With this success, Poole extended their successful run in the league after wins over Tottenham and Southampton before the break.
But the Reds have a gap to make up in the battle for a Top 4 finish that they built up in the early stages of the season.
"We are not in the best position, there is a distance between us and the other teams, we know that," Jurgen Klopp commented.
"The first two or three teams, maybe, are too far away. If they win all their games, we have no chance.
We have to do our part and that means winning games.
That should be the goal to qualify for the Champions League."
Darwin Nunes had another disappointing night in the Midlands, failing to convert several chances.
As he did in the 2-3 loss to Manchester City in the League Cup a few days ago.
And Liverpool have already agreed on the striker of PSV – Cody Gakpo .
And Nunes knows he needs to start being more accurate in front of goal if he doesn't want to lose his starting spot.
Leicester - statistics and info
Leicester have shown encouraging signs ahead of the 2022 World Cup break.
When he won five out of eight Premier League matches and one League Cup tie.
But their defensive performance during the 3-0 home defeat by Newcastle was a throwback to their dismal start to the season.
The Foxes conceded two goals within the first 7 minutes.
And the Magpies added another goal after half an hour to inflict a heavy loss on Brendan Rodgers' side.
His squad was crippled by the absence of Jonny Evans, James Justin, Ricardo Pereira and Ryan Bertrand at the back.
And crucial midfielder James Maddison was sidelined with a knee injury.
"It was a terrible start," admitted Brendan Rodgers to club television.
"We didn't play very well. We tried to change it at half-time to put more pressure on their defence.
But overall it was a disappointing performance."
Leicester had conceded just one goal, against Manchester City, in 9 previous matches in all competitions.
So Rodgers knows how to get things right on defense. But that looks difficult against Liverpool's powerful attack.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineups: Alison; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dyck, Robertson; Thiago, Fabinho, Elliott; Salah, Nunes, Carvalho
Injured: Arthur, Jota, Diaz, Firmino, Milner, Jones
Lineups: Ward; Castan, Amartey, Faes, Thomas; Ndidi, Thielemans; Perez, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes; Vardy
Injured: Praet, Bertrand, Pereira, Justin, Evans, Maddison
League standings and form