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Liverpool vs. Leicester City live score, updates, highlights from Tuesday’s EPL match



Liverpool saw their six-game league win streak come to an end last time in a controversial 2-2 draw at Tottenham, but the title chase is still underway for the Reds.

After an unexpected stoppage on Boxing Day thanks to a postponement of COVID-19, Liverpool is now rested and revived before a difficult test drive at King Power Stadium. The Reds have almost a full complement of players available for the national team, and they could see the return of Virgil van Dijk after his fight with COVID-19.

Leicester City cannot say the same as the Foxes have lost several key players, and after an arduous 6-3 heavyweight battle against Manchester City just 48 hours prior, Leicester City will face an uphill battle against another. title challenger. It’s a situation that prompted manager Brendan Rodgers to try the creators of the Premier League schedule in preparation for the game.

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Liverpool are six points behind leaders Manchester City, and with Pep Guardiola’s side looking like true European powerhouses, there is no room for error for Liverpool to lose points in consecutive games. Still, seeing Leicester go head-to-head with City in a true roller coaster match will alert Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to the fight to come.

Sporting News will follow the game live and provide score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

Liverpool vs. Leicester City live score

1 HOUR 2H Final
Leicester
Liverpool

Goals:

(All the eastern time)

1:24 pm ET: Kelechi Iheanacho, who could go ahead for the injured Jamie Vardy, talks about facing Liverpool for the second time in a week.

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12:49 pm ET: Your team’s lineup may be devastated, but Leicester City fans should be in good spirits at King Power on Tuesday. (The New York Giants could learn a lesson or two here).

Liverpool vs. Leicester City lineups

If you’re a Leicester City fan, buckle up. The Foxes saw right-back Ricardo Pereira suffer a broken leg in the EFL Cup (Carabao Cup) loss to Liverpool, and he will miss significant time. Central defender Caglar Soyuncu also left that game with a hamstring injury and is ready for the foreseeable future. Jonny Evans is not available for holiday games with a thigh problem, and Harvey Barnes, Ryan Bertrand and Wesley Fofana will also be missing.

Jamie Vardy and Wilfried Ndidi were both on the bench for the Boxing Day loss to Manchester City, but Rodgers admitted they are both injured and included only as emergency options due to lack of depth. That’s the fight Leicester City is currently facing.

Leicester City Projected Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel (GK) – Thomas, Vestergaard, Amartey, Albrighton – Tielemans, Soumare – Lookman, Maddison, Perez – Iheanacho.

Leicester City substitutes (9): (Starting lineups are posted one hour before kick-off)

As the bad news from Leicester accumulates, things are looking up for Liverpool. The club announced that Van Dijk has approved the COVID-19 protocol and is ready to return, as are Thiago, Fabinho and Curtis Jones.

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The only player unavailable at the moment is left-back Andy Robertson, who is suspended due to the red card against Tottenham, while Harvey Elliott’s serious ankle injury keeps him out until at least January. Otherwise, the team is in top form this time of year.

Liverpool Projected Starting Lineup (4-3-3): Allison (GK) – Tsimikas, Van Dijk, Matip, Alexander-Arnold – Keita, Fabinho, Milner – Mane, Jota, Salah.

Liverpool substitutes (9): (Starting lineups are posted one hour before kick-off)

How to watch Liverpool vs. Leicester City

  • Date: Tuesday December 28
  • Hour: 3 pm ET
  • Television channel: NBCSN
  • Spanish television: – None –
  • Transmission: fuboTV (7-day free trial) , NBCSports.com (authenticated users)

The game will air on NBCSN (English), which is available for broadcast on fuboTV . New fuboTV users can try it out via a 7-day free trial .

In addition to being on NBCSN, the game will also be accessible through the NBC Sports website for authenticated cable, satellite or telecommunications subscribers.

Liverpool-Leicester betting picks and predictions

Leicester City are simply facing an unfair uphill in this match, having played 48 hours earlier against the league leaders. Liverpool had an unexpected break and as a result this match could end with a tough result.

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Still, both teams are adept at finding the back of the net, and rather than backing a well-managed Leicester City team to get fired, they back down despite the somewhat unpleasant odds. This might still be a beating, but the Foxes will put up a fight like they did in the Carabao Cup against Liverpool (3-3 draw) and again against Man City in the 6-3 Boxing Day thriller.

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To choose: Liverpool win and over 2.5 goals from parlay (-200)

Prediction: Leicester City 2, Liverpool 4

  • Money line: Leicester +1000 / Draw +600 / Liverpool -400
  • Spread: Liverpool -1.5 (-155) / Leicester +1.5 (+130)
  • O / U 3.5 total goals: Over -130 / Under +105
  • Both teams will score: Yes -165 / No +125




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