Leicester City 3-1 Liverpool: As It Happened
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15:267 months ago

Full Time

Another dismal day for Liverpool comes to an end and the top four looks under serous threat. 

Leicester going strong.

15:147 months ago

Goal

Liverpool are falling apart! Harvey Barnes goes through to make it 3-1 and wrap up the points
15:137 months ago

Goal

Disaster for Liverpool as Kabak and Alisson collide. 

Vardy left with a tap in

15:087 months ago

Goal Stands

VAR overturns the disallowed goal, 1-1
15:077 months ago

Goal

Disallowed. Attacking player deemed to be interfering with play
15:067 months ago

Free Kick To Leicester

Dangerous free kick to Leicester right on the edge of the penalty area
15:037 months ago

Oxlade-Chamberlain Coming On

Curtis Jones going off
15:027 months ago

75'

Ricardo earns a corner for Leicester after smart defending from Kabak
14:567 months ago

Firmino

Firmino with a delightful assist as Salah gives Liverpool the lead!
14:557 months ago

GOAL!

Mo Salah breaks the deadlock. 
14:537 months ago

65'

Plenty of possession from Liverpool but no end product in the final third as we enter the final 30 minutes
14:457 months ago

58'

Liverpool hit the bar via a Alexander-Arnold deflected free kick. Schmeichel was left helpless
14:407 months ago

50'

Smart move from Liverpool comes to nothing as Robertson opts to shoot instead of cross
14:397 months ago

48'

Two free kicks in quick succession for Leicester
14:357 months ago

Problem For Leicester

Evans picked up a knock at the end of the first half and is really struggling to move freely
14:347 months ago

Second Half

Back underway for the second period
14:187 months ago

Half Time

All square at the break with Liverpool perhaps edging the play
14:167 months ago

Poor

Alexander-Arnold's free kick is straight at the wall. 

Alisson does really well at the other end to deny Vardy who was in on goal

14:167 months ago

Free Kick

Salah, Henderson and Alexander-Arnold in place
14:157 months ago

44'

Late chance for Liverpool as Mane takes on all-comers to earn a free kick in a dangerous position. 

Evans booked for the foul

14:137 months ago

42'

Vardy hits the crossbar after a fortunate flick puts the retired England striker through  on goal
14:107 months ago

40'

A promising Liverpool counter sees a Andy Robertson shot deflect wide for a corner
14:077 months ago

36'

Half a chance for Leicester as Vardy gets in between the centre backs to meet a Barnes cross. 

Headed straight at Alisson

14:037 months ago

Half Hour Mark

We are through 30 minutes at the King Power Stadium and Liverpool will be the happier given their chances. 

Need something to come to fruition. 

13:577 months ago

26'

Liverpool earn another corner as Salah find Firmino in behind but Schmeichel rushes out to block
13:547 months ago

22'

Henderson to Salah is once again the option and it's causing no end of problems for the hosts. 
13:527 months ago

20'

Salah is in behind but Leicester clear as he looks for Mane for a tap in
13:517 months ago

18'

Thiago has replaced Milner, making it 10 first team players out for Liverpool
13:477 months ago

15'

Milner needs to be replaced. Thiago getting readied. 
13:427 months ago

11'

Vardy goes in behind and tries to lob Alisson from a tight angle. 

Harmlessly over.

13:417 months ago

10'

Delightful ball from Henderson picks out Salah who failed to bring the ball down for what would have been a huge chance
13:397 months ago

7'

Quiet few minutes but it's Liverpool who are pressing most of all
13:347 months ago

4'

Quality ball from Alexander-Arnold puts Mane through who can only earn another corner
13:327 months ago

Early Corner

Liverpool earn an early corner after a dangerous cross from Robertson
13:327 months ago

We Are Ready

Kick off. Leicester get us underway!
13:297 months ago

Teams Are Out

The teams are out with the sun shining on a bitterly cold day in the east Midlands. 
13:247 months ago

Prediciton

Liverpool will need to be at their best, especially given the further injuries suffered this week. 

However, after a week off and some time to regroup, I believe the front three will click and fire the Reds to victory. 

Leicester City 1-3 Liverpool

13:237 months ago

Leicester Stopping Liverpool

Leicester will know Curtis Jones provides the highest threat in terms of midfield creation, although both Milner and Wijnaldum will look to get the ball to both Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino as promptly as possible. 
13:227 months ago

10 Minutes Until Kick Off

With just 10 minutes to go it's time for final preview, analysis and prediction. 

Liverpool will need to nullify James Maddison and Harvey Barnes in order to stop the creativity at source through to a dangerous Jamie Vardy. 

That job will likely fall on Gini Wijnaldum and James Milner.

13:177 months ago

Brendan Rodgers Speaks

On The Top Four: ''There's a long way to go but it's a big game and one where we want to show our qualities.''

On Justin: ''He's a tough boy mentally and physically, it's a big blow for us but hopefully he will be back.''

13:067 months ago

Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp takes charge of his 300th match at Liverpool today. 

A poignant day in many reasons as earlier this week it was the German had recently lost his mother, Elisabeth Klopp, aged 81. 

Thoughts and prayers with Klopp, his friends and family. 

13:047 months ago

On Kabak

''It's not a difference between Premier League and Bundesliga, it's a new team.''

On Leicester: ''Top side, Brendan is doing a fantastic job. Really, really strong. Extremely good in counter attacking moments.''

13:027 months ago

Jurgen Klopp Speaks

''It was a good training week, an important one. Ben Davies picked up a little knock - it's unbelievable.'' 

''It's a big test, but we are prepared.''

13:007 months ago

30 Minutes To Go

We are just 30 minutes from kick off and the stage is set for a crucial clash in the Premier League as both Liverpool and Leicester vie for a top four finish.
12:407 months ago

Origi Hamstring Problem

Origi is confirmed to be absent due to a hamstring problem. 

Liverpool set to start with their 16th central defensive pairing this season.

12:397 months ago

Midfield Creativity

Liverpool's midfield is an area of concern without arguably three of the squads most senior midfielders in Thiago, Henderson and Fabinho. 

A lot of onus on Curtis Jones to create.

12:337 months ago

Confirmed Team News

Leicester City XI: Schmeichel, Amartey, Evans, Soyuncu, Ricardo, Ndidi, Tielmans, Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy 

Subs: Ward, Daley-Campbell, Fuchs, Thomas, Choudhury, Mendy, Under, Perez, Ihenacho.

12:317 months ago

No Origi

Divock Origi isn't included in the Liverpool matchday squad. 

No injury known currently. 

Thiago starts on the bench as Ozan Kabak makes his debut.

12:307 months ago

Confirmed Team News

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Henderson, Robertson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Jones, Salah, Mane, Firmino

Subs: Adrian,  Thiago, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Tsimikas, Shaqiri, R Williams, Phillips, Clarkson, N Williams

10:467 months ago

What's To Come

I will be back around one hour before kick off with confirmed team news, more pre-match previews, manager quotes and a prediction. 

See you then!

10:417 months ago

Preview

With top four places at a perhaps more of a premium than usual, both sides will be vying to get the upper hand in this crucial encounter. 

Klopp's side have been a shell of their usual selves of late but possess plenty of dangers that todays hosts will remain wary of. 

Defensive issues have plagued the Reds and Leicester will hope to capitalise on what is likely to be a makeshift backline once again. 

10:367 months ago

Leicester City Form

Having rotated much of their side to overcome Brighton in midweek the Foxes will be relatively fresh for this clash. 

Their last Premier League outing was a goalless draw with Wolves. 

10:317 months ago

Liverpool Form

Liverpool come into this clash with no form to speak of after a humbling defeat at the hands of Manchester City last weekend and will be desperate to turn the tide.

With the Champions League knockout stages next week the Reds know their blip can't continue. 

10:267 months ago

What's At Stake

Having looked set to compete to retain their champions tag before Christmas, Liverpool's season is in danger of unravelling and Klopp's side could find themselves embroiled in a top four scrap. 

Leicester have enjoyed another strong start to their campaign and will be hoping to make it count this time having fell away last year. 

10:217 months ago

Leicester City Team News

Former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers was dealt a cruel injury blow in midweek ahead of his return to Anfield as James Justin suffered a season ending cruciate ligament injury in their FA Cup victory. 
10:167 months ago

More Injury Woes

Klopp also confirmed in his pre-match press conference that both Diogo Jota and Naby Keita are still several weeks away from making their eagerly anticipated returns. 
10:117 months ago

Liverpool Team News

Aside from the well documented defensive absentees Jurgen Klopp will also be without Fabinho for the trip to the midlands. 

The Brazilian is struggling with a small muscle problem and won't be available for this match. 

10:067 months ago

How To Watch

Leicester City vc Liverpool is live on BT Sport 1 with coverage starting at 12:00 BST..

If you can't watch, then you can join us here at VAVEL.com for all you'll need to follow the action!

I will be live just before 11:30 BST  with confirmed team news and more build up to the action.

 

10:017 months ago

Kick Off Time

The live action gets underway at 12:30 BST from the King Power Stadium. 

In the meantime I will be bringing you pre-match previews, analysis, team news and a prediction. 

09:567 months ago

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to VAVEL's live text coverage of Leicester City v Liverpool!

My name is Dan Clubbe, I will be providing you with the text updates throughout the game and much more beforehand as we build up to kick off!

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