Leicester City

Leicester predicted lineup vs Liverpool - Premier League

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Maddison will be key against the Reds
Maddison will be key against the Reds / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages
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Leicester City travel to Liverpool on Thursday as they look to bounce back from their FA Cup disaster against Nottingham Forest.

Brendan Rodgers still has a host of absentees to cope with, but he has already sprung a surprise against his former employers this season, leading the Foxes to a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in December.

Leicester used a 4-3-1-2 formation during that game and Rodgers could return to that particular well again. Here is his most likely starting XI...


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Ricardo - Portuguese Soccer Player - Born 1976
Ricardo should back / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Kasper Schmeichel (GK) - Danny Ward was brought in against Forest, but there is no danger of the Welshman wrestling away the number-one jersey from Schmeichel this season.

Ricardo Pereira (RB) - James Justin is still returning to full fitness, so Ricardo will come back into the side.

Caglar Soyuncu (CB) - Soyuncu is having a nightmare season. However, injuries to Wesley Fofana and Jonny Evans means he will retain his place.

Jannik Vestergaard (CB) - Vestergaard has not convinced since joining the Foxes. He will be looking to prove his doubters wrong on Thursday.

Luke Thomas (LB) - One of the few bright spots of Leicester's season has been Thomas' emergence as a solid Premier League defender.

2. Midfielders

Youri Tielemans
Tielemans wore the armband on Sunday / Alex Livesey/GettyImages

Youri Tielemans (CM) - Another Leicester player whose form has fallen off a cliff in recent times. Widely expected to depart the club in the summer but needs to improve to maximise his chances of getting a lucrative move.

Hamza Choudhury (CM) - Choudhury fared well against Liverpool's midfield in December's 1-0 win. Rodgers could call on him again to stifle the Reds' approach play.

Wilfred Ndidi (CM) - Having Ndidi back from international duty is a big boost for Leicester.

James Maddison (AM) - Nailed on to win the Foxes' player of the season award this term.

3. Forwards

Patson Daka
Daka could be recalled / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Patson Daka (ST) - Has shown glimpses of real promise since arriving from Red Bull Salzburg in the summer.

Kelechi Iheanacho (ST) - Briefly the in-form striker in Europe last season, Iheanacho has struggled to hit those heights this campaign.


Read 90min's full preview of Liverpool vs Leicester here

Read Liverpool's predicted lineup here

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