Liverpool vs Leicester preview, TV channel, kick-off time, date, odds and team news


Liverpool vs Leicester preview, TV channel, kick-off time, date, odds and team news
Philippe Coutinho, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino have been in blistering form (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Liverpool will be hoping to continue their winning ways as they host Leicester City in the Premier League.

Jurgen Klopp‘s men have been fantastic going forward this season and have scored 12 goals in three Premier League matches. In their last match, they dismantled a struggling Swansea side by five goals, aided by a brilliant performance by Philippe Coutinho.

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Crucially, they have not have not lost in all competitions since they were beaten by Tottenham at Wembley in October, however the race for the top four is extremely close this season so a win is imperative for the Reds.

Virgil van Dijk with a Liverpool shirt
Virgil van Dijk with a Liverpool shirt (Picture: instagram)

There was more good news for the Anfield faithful after the club announced the arrival of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for £75 million, with the defender due to officially join the club on 1 January.

What time is Liverpool vs Leicester kick-off?

The game will be played on Saturday 30 December at Anfield.

Kick-off is at 3pm.

Which TV channel is Liverpool vs Leicester on?

This game will not be shown live in the UK, however highlights can be watched on Match of the Day at 10.30pm on Saturday evening.

What is the team news?

Sadio Mane will be hoping for game time after being an unused substitute in the 5-0 win over Swansea.

Marko Grujic (fractured finger) and Daniel Sturridge (muscle) face late fitness tests but Jordan Henderson (hamstring) and Alberto Moreno (ankle) remain sidelined.

Liverpool fans will have to wait until the new year to see Virgil van Dijk.

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He will not be available for selection until the FA Cup third round game with Everton on 5 January 2018.

Leicester manager Claude Puel has no new injury or suspension concerns ahead of the Premier League game.

Danny Simpson (hamstring) and Robert Huth (foot) remain on the sidelines and Harry Maguire is just one yellow card away from receiving a one-match ban.

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What are the odds? (Courtesy of Betfair)

Liverpool – 1/4

Draw – 9/2

Leicester City – 17/1


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