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Match Preview: Leicester City vs Liverpool

Fresh off a League Cup victory, City face Liverpool once more at the KP

Leicester City v Liverpool - Carabao Cup Third Round Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Leicester City (1-1-3) versus Liverpool (2-2-1)

Saturday 12:30 PM ET King Power Stadium

Leicester spoiled Liverpool’s cup party on Tuesday with a thrilling 2-0 victory. The Foxes survived an offensive onslaught in the first half to steal a win thanks to Shinji Okazaki’s second half strike. Islam Slimani also showed up with a lightning bolt to the top shelf with his weaker foot.

How to Watch

This match will be live across the country on NBC. You can also watch this match on any device through the NBC Sports app.

The Competition

Expect Liverpool to be back at full strength on Saturday. They will be without the services of Sadio Mane once more, but expect Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, and company to be back in action.

Liverpool v Burnley - Premier League
Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Burnley at Anfield on September 16, 2017 in Liverpool, England.
Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

The Foxes

Liverpool won’t be the only squad at full strength. Expect the Foxes to put their top 11 out on the pitch Saturday in the hunt for their second victory of the season.

Leicester City v Liverpool - Carabao Cup Third Round
Islam Slimani of Leicester City celebrates scoring his sides second goal with his temmates during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Leicester City and Liverpool at The King Power Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Leicester, England.
Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Leicester have had a tough start to the season and staying above the relegation zone, given the run of games they’ve had, is still a positive. Liverpool will be a tough match no doubt about it, but having just beaten them should give us the confidence to go out there and get all three points under the lights at the KP.

The Lineups

Here are the predicted starting elevens.

Liverpool’s predicted starting eleven
Leicester City’s predicted starting eleven

The selected official for this match is Anthony Taylor.

The Prediction

If Leicester score first, this could turn out to be one of the more historic goal lines in Leicester history. Liverpool are susceptible on the counter and have been very weak all season after allowing the first goal. Should Leicester start this match the way they did Tuesday, it could be a dark day for the Foxes. Regardless, I just hope it ends in three points for the boys in blue.