Liverpool will play their first Premier League home game of the new campaign on Saturday as English champions Leicester City visit Anfield.
The Reds have shown glimpses of their considerable ability this season so far, with an excellent win at Arsenal and strong performance against Tottenham suggesting Jurgen Klopp’s men are solid top-four challengers this season.
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— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 8, 2016
Sadio Mane picked up a slight knock while on international duty but has been passed fit to feature on Saturday.
Although summer recruit Loris Karius is close to full fitness, it would be a surprise if Klopp deployed his countryman in goal rather than Simon Mignolet.
Leicester meanwhile have huge expectations to live up to this season after last term’s heroics and have found this tough going to date.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) September 8, 2016
Claudio Ranieri’s men have added new faces over the course of the summer and the visiting support will be eager to see if new striker Islam Slimani is selected to start the clash on Merseyside.
With three vital Premier League points to play for, here the predicted starting XIs of Liverpool and Leicester.
Liverpool (4-3-2-1): Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner; Lallana, Wijnaldum, Henderson; Mane, Coutinho; Firmino.
Leicester (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs; Albrighton, Drinkwater, King, Mahrez; Vardy, Slimani.