Liverpool vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

Liverpool can make it three Premier League wins on the bounce for the first time this season when they host bottom of the table Leicester City.

Monday’s game against Swansea City was the performance that the Anfield faithful had long been waiting for in what has up until now been a disjointed season for Liverpool. It produced flair, high tempo, high pressing and terrific attacking play as they dominated throughout.

Adam Lallana was particularly impressive, scoring two of their four goals, and manager Brendan Rodgers appears to have stumbled across a winning formula with the former Southampton man in a front three alongside Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling. He will be hoping for more of the same here.

After a desperate run which saw them take a paltry two points from the previous 39 available, Leicester finally edged over the winning line on Sunday at Hull City, but not without coming under siege late on with the defence having to hold firm to preserve a 1-0 victory.

The Foxes are now very much back in touch with those around them at the bottom, and the rare clean sheet will give them plenty of confidence heading into this fixture, but they must be wary of Liverpool’s pace in attack, which caused them problems last time they met on December 2.

Steven Gerrard should be restored to the Liverpool starting XI along with Kolo Toure, who is set to cover for the suspended Martin Skrtel.

Visiting left-back Paul Konchesky is unable to face his parent club after being sent off at Hull, but Jamie Vardy returns. Andy King is out with a thigh injury.

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