The Reds will travel to the King Power Stadium to face champions Leicester City in the Premier League.

After a 16-day break Liverpool will be back in action and fighting for a top four position on Monday night against Leicester.

During the break, Klopp travelled with the Reds to a training camp in Spain, La Manga, where they have trained previously.
27 players travelled, including four Academy prospects.
The players had double training sessions and a practice match which Jürgen described as a ‘second pre-season’.
The players also spent time getting to know each other so their relationships on the pitch can be strengthened.

Leicester
The team trained at the La Manga Football Centre

Liverpool are currently in fifth place with 49 points, and there is only three points between them and Manchester City who are currently second.

Leicester continue to fight to avoid relegation in 17th place and have just sacked their manager, Claudio Ranieri despite making the final 16 in the Champions League. The Foxes have yet to score a league goal in 2017 with just one win in their last six games, that being a 3-1 win over Derby County in the FA Cup fourth round.

Liverpool’s recent form hasn’t been the best with just one win, one draw and four losses in all competitions. However, the Reds look to restart their top four campaign following their victory against Spurs.

In the last five meetings between the two teams, Liverpool have only had one loss, in February last season at the King Power Stadium.

With no domestic competitions or European football, Liverpool should go into the game with the upper hand – less games, more training, no distractions.

Leicester, however, lost their first leg of their CL tie against Sevilla 2-1 but that one goal could be a crucial away goal. They will probably look to come back from the loss and fight relegation, with one eye on a place in the CL quarter-finals.

In terms of the starting XI, I would expect something similar to the one that was started against Spurs with Lucas and Matip pairing up at centre-back. The lineup was strong and the team worked hard to stop any attacks from the opposition, the same is needed against Leicester.

As the team trained at Melwood on Saturday, there was no sign of either Dejan Lovren and Daniel Sturridge, with both likely to miss the game on Monday night. Jordan Henderson was not pictured either. The good news is that Marko Grujic took part in a full session with his teammates having not featured since November due to a persistent hamstring tendon issue.

Prediction

Of course, I’m not going to carried away after a long break but I can see us winning this game. I know they won’t make it easy (I’m talking about the Reds) but I’m going to go for a 1-3 win for the Reds. Every football fan is rooting Leicester to lose for sacking the manager that won them the Premier League last season, and rightly so.

What are you predicting for this game? Let me know in the comments or tweet me.

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