In the context of the squad falling apart because of the chipping force, Liverpool will have to face an extremely difficult test called Leicester City.
It can be said that Liverpool is the club that has suffered the most damage in terms of force in all of Europe at the moment. It is likely that in the match tonight, the Anfield team will lose half of the main team. In defense, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk and Joe Gomez will definitely not play. In midfield, Fabinho and Thiago will wait until the last minute to know if they are fit to play or not. Meanwhile, one of Liverpool’s three triangles in attack, Mohamed Salah, has to quarantine himself because of Covid-19.
However, instead of lamenting, coach Jurgen Klopp is looking for ways to adapt to the current difficult conditions. Most likely, he will trust the young duo Williams and Phillips in the defense of the match tonight. Meanwhile, James Milner will be selected to fill Thiago’s position in the midfield.
Difficulty for Liverpool is everyone sees, especially when the rival of the port city team tonight is Leicester City. The foxes are in extremely high form at the moment with 6 consecutive victories in all competitions. Easily recognized after two salty defeats against West Ham and Wolverhampton, coach Brendan Rodgers decided to apply a defensive counterattack tactic as the main weapon for Leicester and this was effective. With the speed of Jamie Vardy and the sharp passes from the midfield, Leicester is more than capable of hurting Liverpool’s rather “broken” defense in this match.
If you can choose the best strategy for Liverpool at this moment, perhaps coach Jurgen Klopp should decide to compensate. The spearheads of the home team like Diogo Jota or Sadio Mane are still achieving a pretty good drop point and they can fully make up for the holes in the back for their teammates. However, it will not be easy for Liverpool to win all 3 points in this match because Leicester has never been a team that is easily broken because of pre-emptive pressure.
Prediction of football results: Liverpool 2-2 Leicester City.