3 Key Battles That Could Influence the Outcome of Liverpool's Clash With Leicester on Saturday

Liverpool against Leicester on Saturday has the potential to rain goals, and the fixture has certainly produced some pretty entertaining clashes in recent years.

Here are a few potential battles that could end up influencing the final score of the game...

1. Ben Chilwell vs Mohamed Salah

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has lit up the Premier League so far. We all know this, and Ben Chilwell will sure as hell know this and if he has any sense, he will study the Egyptian in great depth ahead of the fixture.

The flying winger is just a huge threat in the attacking areas, but mainly operates from the right and cuts in, meaning Chilwell will be tasked with trying to contain the star, as was the case at the King Power on matchday six.

Liverpool dominate the ball at home, meaning Chilwell is sure to be on the back foot agaisnt Salah for the most-part.

2. Riyad Mahrez vs Andy Robertson

Riyad Mahrez is always Leicester's most likely source of goals before a ball is kicked, and at the minute the Algerian is turning up and delivering for the Foxes.

The winger has played in behind Jamie Vardy on occasion this season, but usually naturally gravitates towards the right wing just like his opposite number Salah for the Reds.

Should that happened he'll be faced up by Andy Robertson, who has finally broken into the side following his summer move from Hull.

The Scot has looked assured so far but faces a potentially tough test against one of the league's best dribblers.

3. Roberto Firmino vs Harry Maguire

Roberto Firmino is another star in a rich vein of form at the moment, but still doesn't really get talked about as much as the other members of the 'Fab Four' in Jurgen Klopp's side.

The Brazilian is a class act, and is sure to give Harry Maguire lots to think about with his intelligent forward play.

Firmino's tireless false nine work allows the likes of Salah, Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane to run into space beyond him, and so it will be important for Maguire to keep him in check.