Leicester vs Liverpool info as Philippe Coutinho makes his first league start for the Reds this season
JURGEN KLOPP will be looking for revenge after seeing his side crash out of the Carabao Cup at Leicester on Tuesday night.
Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani’s strikes knocked the Reds out of the competition, meaning Liverpool have lost the last three at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester haven’t started all that well in the league, limping to a 1-1 draw with Huddersfield last time out and accumulating just four points from five games.
It’s been a similarly frustrating start for the Reds, who were held at home to Burnley last week and shipped five away at Manchester City.
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And former striker Ian Wright fancies Bournemouth hitman Jermain Defoe to break the deadlock at Goodison Park.
“He’s the standout contender to give the Foxes the lead,” he said.
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What time is kick-off?
THIS one is the late Premier League kick-off on Saturday 23 September.
Things get underway at 5.30pm from the King Power.
Which TV channel can I watch it on?
YOU can watch all the action live on BT Sport, with coverage starting when the 3 o’clock games end at 5pm.
Alternatively, you can join us here on SunSport and follow our in-depth LIVE blog.
What is the team news?
Shinji Okazaki retains his place for Leicester after starring in Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup win.
Philippe Coutinho makes his first league start for Liverpool this season.
- Leicester City have won just two of their last 10 Premier League clashes with Liverpool (D2 L6). However, both those wins have come in the last three games (both at the King Power Stadium).
- The Foxes last won three home league games in a row against the Reds back between September 1955 and October 1962.
- Liverpool have won 132 points in 73 Premier League games under Jurgen Klopp since he took charge, fewer than Brendan Rodgers won after his first 73 league games with the club (141 points).
- Klopp has won an average of 1.81 points per game in the Premier League against clubs outside the ‘big six’; only marginally better than he has averaged in matches against the ‘big six’ (1.80).
- The German manager has already lost twice in the Premier League against Leicester City – if Liverpool lose this game, the Foxes will be the first team to beat Jurgen Klopp three times in the competition.
- Liverpool have attempted a league-high 40 shots on target in their five games so far this season in the Premier League, more than double the tally opponents Leicester City have posted (14).
- Since the start of 2016-17, Liverpool have won more points from losing positions in Premier League matches than any other side (20) – however, they have also lost 20 points from winning positions in this period (5th most).
- Liverpool have won 2.13 points per game in the Premier League since the start of 2016-17 when Sadio Mane has started (30 games), compared to just 1.54 points per game without him starting in this period (13 games).
- Jamie Vardy has had a hand in 15 goals (12 goals, three assists) in 18 Premier League appearances under Craig Shakespeare.
- Jamie Vardy has scored five goals in his last three Premier League games against Liverpool, including two braces at the King Power Stadium. Indeed, against no other side has Vardy scored more top-flight goals, also netting five against Arsenal.