Liverpool will be hoping to register their fourth straight win in the Premier League this season when they travel to face Leicester City on Saturday at the King Power Stadium.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are the only team left in the top-flight who are yet to concede a goal, registering three wins and three clean sheets out of three fixtures played so far.
Leicester, however, have manged to bounce back following an opening day defeat to Manchester United, registering two consecutive wins in their last two fixtures against Wolves and Southampton.
||Leicester vs Liverpool
||Saturday, September 1
||12:30pm BST / 7:30pm EST
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In the United States (US), the game will be shown on NBC Sports and streamed online via the NBC Sports Live app.
|US TV channel
||NBC Sports Live
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on Sky Sports and streamed via Sky GO.
|UK TV channel
Squads & Team News
||Schmeichel, Ward, Jakupovic
||Peirera, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell, Morgan, Fuchs, Simpson, Soyuncu, Benalouane
||Mendy, Ndidi, Albrighton, Maddison, Gray, Amartey, Silva, Iborra, James, King, Choudhury
||Iheanacho, Okazaki, Ghezzal, Diabate
Jamie Vardy is suspended for the game following a red card received against Wolves. Kelechi Iheanacho was given a starting berth against Southampton last week but drops to the bench for this clash, with Rachid Ghezzal coming into the team.
Additionally, Ricardo Pereira features in defence, having played further forward a week ago, and Marc Albrighton is back in the starting XI.
Meanwhile, Caglar Soyuncu is yet to make his first-team debut for Leicester after signing for the club in the summer, with manager Claude Puel hinting that the defender may be given some minutes for the club’s Under-23 side first.
Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Ricardo, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell; Mendy, Ndidi; Alrighton, Ghezzal, Maddison; Gray.
||Alisson, Mignolet, Kelleher
||Clyne, Gomez, Van Dijk, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Lovren
||Jones, Fabinho, Milner, Keita, Shaqiri, Wijnaldum, Markovic, Henderson
||Sturridge, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Solanke
Klopp’s main injury concern is that of Dejan Lovren, who has yet to feature for Liverpool this season after recovering from a groin issue, which will mean Joe Gomez continues at centre-back alongside Virgil van Dijk.
The German previously stated that a return to the fold for the Croatia international will be likely following the international break.
Only one change has been made to the starting XI, with Naby Keita replaced by Jordan Henderson in the heart of the park.
Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Betting & Match Odds
Liverpool are priced at odds of winning 2/5 according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 15/4. A win for the Foxes is priced at 6/1.
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Liverpool were far from their exhilarating best against Brighton last week when they edged out a 1-0 win, with Mohamed Salah slotting in the only goal in the first half.
Klopp’s side have already been named as a potential title challenger to Manchester City following their statement of intent in the summer transfer window, signing the likes of goalkeeper Alisson, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri.
Three wins after three games is Liverpool’s best start to a league season since the 2013-14 season, where they finished as runners-up, and though they didn’t score the surplus of goals they were expected to against Brighton, it was slip-ups against ‘lower table’ teams that were Klopp’s Achilles’ heel last season.
The Reds managed to beat Leicester both home and away in the Premier League last season in narrow victories – 3-2 at the King Power Stadium and then 2-1 at Anfield.
Klopp has named the same starting XI in his first three Premier League games and may be tempted to switch his formation, after hinting that his players were still gaining match-fitness and needed time to regain their form.
Xherdan Shaqiri may be in contention to make his first start as a Liverpool player against the Foxes, while captain Jordan Henderson may be given the nod ahead of James Milner after an extended holiday following World Cup duty with England.