Liverpool travel to face relegation-threatened Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Monday night, 15 May 2023.
The Reds have won 14 of the last 21 top-flight encounters between the sides, while Leicester City have claimed four victories and three games have been drawn.
Leicester City have won their last two home matches against Liverpool and are aiming to make it three in a row for the first time since 2017.
Their most recent meeting came on December 30th, with Liverpool winning 2-1 at Anfield as Leicester City defender Wout Faes conceded two own goals after Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall opened the scoring early in the first-half.
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The Foxes were winless in nine games, losing eight of them, prior to the 2-1 home win against Wolves last month and it really looked like this might turn their fortunes. All in all, Leicester City managed to avoid defeat in three consecutive games, the comeback win against Wolves as well as back-to-back draws with fellow strugglers Leeds United and Everton, but then Dean Smith's side suffered a 5-3 defeat at Fulham last weekend.
Leicester City's own woes continue with no upturn in fortunes following the arrival of Dean Smith, Craig Shakespeare and John Terry in April.
They have the second worst home record in the Premier League, after already-relegated Southampton, and will need to be perfect against Liverpool and West Ham United – what could possibly be their final Premier League game for a while if they don't really improve.
Harvey Barnes tops Leicester City’s scoring chart this season with 12 goals, all in the top flight, ahead of playmaker James Maddison, whose 10 have also come exclusively in the Premier League.
Dean Smith's side have been very shaky at the back and even though they have some quality attackers, they fail to outscore their opponents.
Jamie Vardy's decline and the anticipated absence of Kelechi Iheanacho are seriously harming Leicester's attacking threat. The Nigerian forward has again made progress on his recovery from injury to bring forward his expected return.
It was initially expected that Iheanacho would struggle to play again this season after tearing a groin muscle at Leeds, but a good response to treatment led manager Dean Smith to say he could be back to face Newcastle and West Ham in the final two games.
There are no fresh injury concerns for Leicester City ahead of Monday’s clash with Liverpool. Ricardo Pereira could make his first appearance under the new boss as the Portuguese full-back has been out with a hamstring injury since the home defeat to Bournemouth last month. However, Pereira was back on the bench at Craven Cottage, and has now had another week on the grass at Seagrave and could be in contention to start against Liverpool.
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Unbeaten in seven games, Liverpool have won six on the bounce and are bidding to end the season on high, regardless of their top four hopes.
The Reds, however, have won just five of their 17 Premier League away games this season (losing 8), and may have to settle for a Europa League spot at the end. They sit fifth in the table, four points behind Newcastle and Manchester United, who sit third and fourth respectively, and this is a significant gap with just three games to go.
The Reds have won back-to-back away games for the first time since before the World Cup break and will be eager to win three in a row for the first time this season. However, Jurgen Klopp's men have also conceded in five of their last six away games in all competitions.
Mohamed Salah is just one goal short of recording 20 in the Premier League for the fifth campaign out of the last six. He scored 19 in the only one he failed to reach 20.
All in all, the Egyptian forward boasts four goals in 10 league matches (three of them in 2017-18) against Leicester City and will be looking to score his first goal against them since February 2021.
Alisson Becker is the only man to have played every minute of Liverpool’s league campaign so far this season while Jurgen Klopp is shaping his squad for the next term.
Elsewhere, Liverpool are still without long-term absentees Calvin Ramsey and Stefan Bajcetic, with Thiago Alcantara also ruled out for the rest of the season as he had undergone a hip surgery.
Trent Alexander-Arnold has been thriving in his new role and the 24-year-old England international delivered six assists in his last seven games.
Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino, who are set to depart from Anfield this summer, will not be available for Monday's trip to Leicester City. Keita has not featured since February, while the Brazilian striker has missed Liverpool’s last five league games due to a muscle issue.
Possible Starting Lineups of Leicester City and Liverpool
Leicester City: Danny Ward – Timothy Castagne, Çağlar Söyüncü, Wout Faes, Victor Kristiansen – Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans – Tetê, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes – Jamie Vardy. (4-2-3-1)
Liverpool: Alisson – Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, Trent Alexander-Arnold – Curtis Jones, Fabinho, Cody Gakpo – Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah. (4-3-3)
Spooky Express Betting Prediction
Liverpool's away form has been quite poor this season, but the signs of their improvement over the past weeks could boost their confidence ahead of a challenging trip to Leicester on Monday.
Leicester City, on the other hand, will desperately need to get the three points, especially following Everton's home defeat to league leaders Manchester City on Sunday.
However, we believe that the Foxes should be able to score but the Reds will eventually outscore them in an entertaining game at the King Power Stadium on Monday night.