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Friday, February 21
Dec 26, 2019 at 8pm UK
LeicesterLeicester City
0-4
Liverpool
 
FT(HT: 0-1)
Firmino (31', 74'), Milner (71' pen.), Alexander-Arnold (78')
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How Liverpool could line up against Leicester City

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Sports Mole looks at how Liverpool could line up for their top-of-the-table clash with high-flying Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Boxing Day.
By , Editor | 1mo

A bumper Boxing Day of Premier League action comes to an end with the top two facing off as Leicester City welcome leaders Liverpool to the King Power Stadium.

The match will be Liverpool's first back in the Premier League since being crowned world champions for the first time with victory over Flamengo at the Club World Cup in Qatar on Saturday.

The Reds saw their 10-point lead at the top of the table stay intact during their absence too, although they travel to a Leicester side unbeaten at home this season in what could be their toughest test of the campaign yet.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Jurgen Klopp could line his side up for the contest.




Out: Joel Matip (knee), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (ankle), Dejan Lovren (thigh), Fabinho (ankle), Nathaniel Clyne (knee)
Doubtful: Rhian Brewster (ankle)

> Click here for Liverpool's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

Klopp is faced with the difficult decision of whether to stick or twist for this match, having fielded more or less a full-strength side in Qatar on Saturday.

A five-day turnaround is actually longer than the Reds have been used to for much of the season, though, and so despite the risk of travel weariness changes may be more likely against Wolverhampton Wanderers at home on Sunday.

One player who started the Club World Cup final but will definitely miss out in this match is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after he became the Reds' only injury casualty of the mini-tournament.

The England international suffered ankle ligament damage and, while the severity of the problem has not been fully confirmed, he will not play again before the turn of the year.

Fabinho and centre-back duo Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren are also not expected back in the closing stages of 2019, leaving Joe Gomez to partner Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the defence once again.

There could be better injury news when it comes to Georginio Wijnaldum, though, with the Dutchman returning to the bench for the Club World Cup final and expected to be in contention for this match.

The front three could all start once again, although that depends on the level of rotation Klopp will go for, particularly with the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri, Divock Origi and Adam Lallana having played their part throughout the busy December schedule so far.

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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool26251061154676
2Manchester CityMan City26173667293854
3Leicester CityLeicester26155654262850
4Chelsea2612594336741
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs2611784334940
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2610972824439
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd2610883829938
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2681263532336
9Everton26106103438-436
10Arsenal2671363634234
11Burnley26104123039-934
12Southampton2694133248-1631
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2687112440-1631
14Crystal Palace2679102332-930
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2669113138-727
16Bournemouth2675142640-1426
17Aston Villa2674153450-1625
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2666143045-1524
19Watford2659122440-1624
20Norwich CityNorwich2646162448-2418
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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool26251061154676
2Manchester CityMan City26173667293854
3Leicester CityLeicester26155654262850
4Chelsea2612594336741
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs2611784334940
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2610972824439
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd2610883829938
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2681263532336
9Everton26106103438-436
10Arsenal2671363634234
11Burnley26104123039-934
12Southampton2694133248-1631
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2687112440-1631
14Crystal Palace2679102332-930
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2669113138-727
16Bournemouth2675142640-1426
17Aston Villa2674153450-1625
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2666143045-1524
19Watford2659122440-1624
20Norwich CityNorwich2646162448-2418
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