Picking the Potential Leicester Lineup for the League Cup Clash With Liverpool on Tuesday

​Leicester City face Liverpool on Tuesday night in the 3rd round of the League Cup; it is the first of two meetings between the sides this week with a Premier League meeting following on Saturday.


Craig Shakespeare is expected to rotate his side for a competition that City won in 1997 and 2000... 

Goalkeeper

  • Hamer
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​Ben Hamer is expected to replace the rested Kasper Schmeichel. 

Defence

  • Amartey
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  • Morgan
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  • Huth
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  • Chilwell
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With Christian Fuchs out injured, Ben Chilwell is likely to retain his place from Saturday's draw at Huddersfield. After a string of impressive performances since arriving from Hull, Harry Maguire is likely to earn a night off with Robert Huth being reunited with Wes Morgan at the heart of the defence.


For a number of cup games last season Daniel Amartey was used as a right back and that could continue against Liverpool. ​

Midfield

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  • Iborra
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  • King
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  • Gray
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The midfield is expected to be shaken up. Riyad Mahrez will be rested and will be replaced by Ahmed Musa, who scored in the last round against Sheffield United.


Vicente Iborra looks set to make his eagerly awaited first appearance at the King Power alongside Andy King in central midfield with Demarai Gray given another opportunity to show Craig Shakespeare that he deserves more minutes. 

Forwards

  • Okazaki
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  • Slimani
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​Both Okazaki and Slimani came on as subs during the draw at the John Smith's Stadium and they are set to replace Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy. The England striker limped off at Huddersfield on Saturday and it is highly unlikely he will be risked.


It does seem that there will be no place for Leonardo Ulloa.