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Match Preview: Leicester vs Liverpool

Leicester hosts the Reds in a third round Carabao Cup clash

Leicester City v Liverpool - Premier League Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Leicester City versus Liverpool

Tuesday 2:45 PM ET King Power Stadium

Fresh off a 1-1 draw against Huddersfield, the Foxes now have their first of two matches against Liverpool. This will be Liverpool’s first match in the cup and both sides are poised to make wholesale changes to rotate their squads.

How to Watch

ESPN 3 will be the host for this match.

The Competition

Jurgen Klopp already announced three players will make their start tomorrow at the King Power. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Danny Ward, and Marko Grujic. Liverpool missed the services of Sadio Mane in their 1-1 draw with Burnley and will be without him for the next two games against Leicester.

Manchester City v Liverpool - Premier League
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Liverpool in action during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool
Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

The Foxes

Leicester had great success last time out against Sheffield United, winning 4-1 thanks to a strong second half. Craig Shakespeare is also looking to rotate the squad, bringing up some youngsters from the U-23 squad. Hamza Choudhury and Josh Knight will be looking to make an impact with the senior squad against a top side. Robert Huth still isn’t fully fit and won’t play a part in this match.

Oxford United v Leicester City - Pre-Season Friendly
Hamza Choudhury of Leicester City during a pre-season friendly between Oxford United and Leicester City
Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images

The Lineups

Here are the predicted starting lineups.

Liverpool Lineup
Leicester Lineup

The Prediction

Liverpool have cooled off from their great start, and Leicester need a strong performance to kick-start their season. I think Leicester wins 3-2 with the winner coming in the last five minutes.