LIV vs LEI Fantasy Prediction: Battle for top spot sees Leicester City looking to lay siege to Liverpool’s bastion.
For the first time in the course of two years, Liverpool’s citadel stands in fear of being breached. When high flying league leaders Leicester City visit Anfield today, Liverpool will be extremely wary of cautious of protecting their impeccable unbeaten spree at home.
It’s a narrative given birth to by the bevy of injuries which have rocked Liverpool’s boat at the moment. The international break has been a searing headache for the club with a hoard of names being injured in the duration of the last couple of weeks with the biggest news being that of Salah testing positive of COVID.
The latest developments have been a massive setback to the club’s preparations ahead of today’s fixture which can potentially decide top spot in the league. In third spot in the league with the one point separating them from top placed Leicester City, Liverpool know they have a real task on their hands as they look to down their opponents.
An edge of the seat thriller, determining the winner from this clash is an extremely dicey affair. With Liverpool rolling out a relatively new look backline, we envision Leicester City doing more than enough to walk away with a draw from the tie.
Liverpool are riddled with injuries with all of Joe, Trent, Virgil and Alex out for the encounter while Salah is in quarantine after testing positive for Coronavirus.
Daniel and Caglar are both out with injuries yet again.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 21, 2020
Probable Playing XI
Alisson, Williams, Matip, Philipps, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Milner, Firmino, Mane, Jota.
Schmeichel, Fofana, Evans, Fuchs, Albrighton, Tielemans, Mendy, Justin, Praet, Barnes, Vardy.
Liverpool – Salah: 8 Goals.
Leicester City – Vardy: 8 Goals.
LIV vs LEI Fantasy Prediction
Having kept two cleansheets in his last three matches, a period which has seen him concede just once to the likes of Arsenal, Leeds United and Wolverhampton, Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel will be our pick as the goal-keeper.
Andrew Robertson emerged as an injury scare for Liverpool ahead of today’s match-up but he looks to have brushed off his injury. He’s set to feature for the club today and with two assists this season, he finds an instant place in our side.
Nathaniel Philips was astounding on his debut for Liverpool, a performance which earns him a place in our backline. The visiting team meanwhile will see us opt for the retuning Timothy Castagne, a player who lit the league up with the one goal and two assists inside in his first string of fixtures.
With Salah out injured for today’s encounter, Diogo Jota will for the first time be asked to fill into colossal shoes at Liverpool. And if his first couple of outings for the club have shown anything, its that he’s up for the task with him already scoring thrice in the league.
Giorgi Wijnaldum who scored twice for Netherlands in the last week joins up with him with Sadio Mane who has hit home the four goals completing the trio from the side. Leicester City elsewhere will see the enterprising duo of three goal man Youri Tielemans and two goal man Harvey Barnes represent the club.
The side’s leading scorer with eight goals in his kitty, Jamie Vardy completes the set of picks from the club. Liverpool on the other hand will see us rope in Roberto Firmino who has helped himself to two assists.
Captain and vice-captain
Mane’s four goals see us opt for him as our side’s captain while Jota is the vice-captain.
Kasper, Andrew, Timothy, Philips, Mane, Jota, Giorgi, Barnes, Youri, Jamie, Roberto.
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Fantasy Team Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.