22 November 2020 20:32
Find out who's fit and who's out with our LFC newsletter Sign up now Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Liverpool face a difficult test as they welcome Leicester City to Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday evening. Jurgen Klopp's side have endured a difficult international break, with Mohamed Salah testing positive coronavirus, Joe Gomez suffering a serious injury and Trent Alexander-Arnold also returning injured. It means Liverpool will be forced to play a makeshift defence against the Foxes, who come into the fixture on the back of six consecutive wins in all competitions. Brendan Rodgers side are third in the Premier League table, a point above Liverpool, and have the joint-best defensive record in the division, having conceded just nine games in eight games. Supporters are still not permitted inside stadiums to watch their teams play in the Premier League as restrictions following the coronavirus pandemic around social distancing remain in place.
It means fans will have to watch on and support from home but thankfully the game is available on TV. Liverpool v Leicester City will kick off at 7.15pm on Sunday, November 22, and will be shown live on Sky Sports. The broadcaster is expected to show the game on two channels with Sky Sports Premier League - having added fan noise and Sky Sports Main Event just natural stadium sound on Sky Sports Premier League. Click here for more info and sign up to a Sky Sports Month Pass + Boost HD through NOWTV Fans will be able to use the NOWTV website or app to stream the match providing they have a Sports Pass. The NOWTV app is available on most smart TVs, tablets, smart phones and games consoles Xbox One and PS4.
But they are not the only ones, the Reds are unbeaten since the shock 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa back in October, although they have drawn two of their last seven games, including a 1-1 draw with Man City in their last outing before the international break. With Leicester currently fighting at the top of the table, there is talk over if a repeat of the 2015/16 season could happen. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming game. The match will take place on Sunday, November 22, with Kick-off at 7:15 pm. The game will be played at Liverpool's Anfield Stadium, but there will be no fans in attendance due to Coronavirus restrictions. Yes, due to the Premier League scrapping the Pay-Per-View after feedback from fans, every league game will now be shown on TV. The match is being shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage kicking off at around 7pm following the match between Leeds United and Arsenal. Sky Sports customers will also be able to stream the game on their mobile devices via the Sky Go app. Both teams have had their fair share of injury concerns so far this season. Defender Timothy Castagne missed games before the international break due to injury but is expected to be fit enough to play against Liverpool. However, Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that he is fit enough to play. Our Man at Leicester: Jordan Blackwell LeicestershireLive's dedicated Leicester City reporter Jordan Blackwell wants to hear from you, the fans. Or have you got any brilliant match day videos or photographs you'd like to share? Our man said: "The fans are at the heart of any club and if there's a hot topic in the stands, down the pub or online, I want to tell the story around it to ensure supporters are in the know. If you feel there's a talking point that needs coverage, get in touch." You can get in touch with Jordan via the following channels: Twitter: www.twitter.com/JrdnBlackwell Facebook: www.facebook.com/leicestercitylive Email: [email protected] Sign up! We would love to send you the latest Leicester stories every day. Leicester City daily newsletter. Ricardo Pereira, Caglar Soyuncu and Wilfred Ndidi are all back in training, but the game will come too soon for the duo. Meanwhile, Liverpool will be without Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, who are both out with long-term knee injuries. Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold face a shorter time on the sidelines due to injury, but won't be available against Leicester. Mo Salah is the fifth big-name player who will miss the clash after he tested positive for Coronavirus while on international duty with Egypt. Leicester City Odds Get up to a $1,000 sign-up bonus at DraftKings today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks. Liverpool play host to Leicester City on Sunday in a battle between two top-four clubs dealing with mess of injuries. I will do my best to handicap this matchup thoughtfully, but it will be imperative for bettors to check the starting lineups before submitting any bets. Expected goals (also known as xG) is an advanced statistic that gives an indication of whether results are based on sustainable factors like a steady creation of scoring chances, or whether it is down to aspects such as luck or outstanding goalkeeping. Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez are now out for the long-term. Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mo Salah are out Sunday. Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho sound like game-time decisions. I do think that Liverpool can survive without Salah. If Joel Matip, Fabinho and Thiago play, I would feel a lot more confident about backing Liverpool. Get a $1,000 Deposit Bonus Full Review Bonus = 20% of first deposit match Max bonus is $1,000 Action's Preferred Sportsbook Bet Now Injuries aside, Liverpool still lead the league with 1.8 non-penalty expected goals (npxG) per match and rank third in npxG allowed at 0.97 per match. That defensive form could dip without Alexander-Arnold and Gomez, but Andy Robertson, Matip and Fabinho are far from a disaster if the latter two are fit. The must-have app for soccer bettors Custom scoreboard for your bets Free soccer picks from experts Live odds for every game Download Now Leicester City What a start for the Foxes this season. They currently sit in third and would move back into first with an upset at Anfield Sunday. Leicester have also been dealing with some injuries. Wesley Fofana and Timothy Castagne are also dealing with injuries. It sounds like the latter two should be able to give it a go, but Leicester are far from fully healthy as well. If Leicester are able to field a front-three featuring James Maddison, Youri Tielemans, and Jamie Vardy they should be a handful for Liverpool's depleted defense. Leicester have created 1.73 xG/game but they're only generating 0.97 npxG/game. Point blank: Leicester's production significantly has come from the penalty spot this season. Leicester's defense has been solid, allowing a respectable 1.16 xGA per match. Brendan Rodgers has done a terrific job setting up this team for success, but they will to stop being so dependent on penalties if they want to contend for a top-four spot. Like I said in the intro, this is a tough match to forecast because of the injuries. I am confident that Liverpool's front-three will be able to create enough scoring opportunities, but this match could come down to who plays in the middle for the Reds. If either Thiago or Fabinho start or are available, I would back the Reds. Leicester's penalty luck will regress, and I would need to see more shot creation to back them in this spot. I do expect both teams to be able to score here, so I will be playing the total going over three goals at minus-117 odds on the alternative number.