A rejuvenated, in-form Liverpool side will travel to the desperate and desperate King Power Stadium for a one-on-one match against relegation-fighting Leicester City at 7pm GMT on Monday.
With four games left in the season and Manchester United’s form faltering, Liverpool can smell blood in the water. They will look to apply more pressure with a win at King Power.
“Leicester” finishes the matches to avoid relegation. The only positive is that they are two points from safety. They will look to achieve a positive result in the match against “Liverpool”.
Leicester need a morale boosting result
Leicester, under new manager Dean Smith, are still struggling for form. Their form hasn’t improved enough to see them climb out of the relegation zone.
In their last five outings, they have lost two matches, drawn twice and won just once. They have collected five points from fifteen, which is exactly the same as 17th-placed Everton and one point behind 16th-placed Nottingham Forest and 15th-placed West Ham. during games.
Leicester need to collect as many points as possible from their last three matches to have any chance of eclipsing the two sides three points above them.
The clash with Liverpool is one of those opportunities for Dean Smith and his men. they will have to contend with a team in hot form and be positive about finishing in the top four.
Liverpool’s good performance of the season
Jurgen Klopp has seen his side settle into a groove he has become accustomed to in recent years, a winning run that has taken the Merseyside club to the brink of the top four.
The Reds have won their last five matches to collect maximum points as they keep up the pressure for business.
Liverpool are one point behind fourth-placed Manchester United despite having played a game more. With three games still to come, starting with Monday’s clash at the King Power, Jurgen Klopp and his charges are increasingly optimistic about a top-four finish away from Old Trafford.
Klopp will be aware of the possibility of a fightback from Leicester as they look to retain their Premier League status. He will urge his men to be complacent and show Leicester all the credit.
Dean Smith must pick a team without long-term absentee Ryan Bertrand, who has been ruled out for the entire season. The Englishman is out after knee surgery.
James Justin is also out of the game for the match with “Liverpool”. The 25-year-old right-back is nursing a torn Achilles tendon and has been sidelined for 30 games.
Leicester will also be without centre-back Jonny Evans as he recovers from a calf injury. The defender has been sidelined for 25 matches and is unlikely to feature against Liverpool on Monday.
Jurgen Klopp is without the services of right-back Kelvin Ramsey, who underwent surgery and has been out since February 16, 2023.
The Reds will also be without defensive midfielder Stefan Baycetic. The 18-year-old midfielder was sidelined on March 13, 2023 after tearing his abductor muscle.
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Leicester will look compact and narrow in its approach. They will defend in numbers and attack in transition.
Liverpool will play on the front foot, press hard and dominate possession. They will win the ball higher up the pitch and create chances.
Liverpool will win the match and strengthen their top four chances for business.
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