After carrying a bamboozling victory over Swansea on Monday, Liverpool will host a struggling Leicester side this Thursday at Anfield. The Festive period has brought lots of joys for the misfiring Liverpool side. In the matter of 3 days, Brendan Rodgers’ side have managed back to back victories for only the third time this season.
And after carrying a superb victory last night, Brendan Rodgers would want to brush aside a relegation threatening Leicester at the start of New Year.
2014 was a year of many ups and downs for Liverpool Football Club. After sitting at top positions in the first 6 months of the year, the Reds then slipped to 10th in the League table in 2014-15 campaign. Inconsistency and injuries to key players were the key problems for Brendan Rodgers and co.
However, towards the end of the year, it seems that Liverpool have finally reclaimed their top form. After sliding past Burnley at the Boxing Day, Liverpool produced a scintillating performance against Swansea at home turf. And if they can carry that confidence against the Foxes at New Year, they can easily carry 3 points in their bag.
Martin Skrtel will miss the home game against Leicester due to suspension. Apart from that, Daniel Sturridge and Joe Allen are other missing ingredients for Liverpool Football Club.
After remaining at the rock bottom for majority of 2014, Nigel Pearson men have finally got a much needed win last Sunday. Even though it was a narrow victory against struggling Hull City, but that will boost their ever growing confidence before entering the ever important final 6 months of Premier League Campaign.
K. Schmeichel is still far from returning to full match fitness after the goalie after the goalie suffered a metatarsal fracture. Other than that, there are no significant absentees as far as Nigel Pearson is concerned.
Head to Head:
In the most recent clash between both these sides in December, Liverpool managed a handsome 3-1 victory with goals from Gerrard, Henderson and Lallana to settle the match for Brendan Rodgers.
So looking at the form of both teams, Liverpool will consider they have a strong chance of getting 3 wins on a trot for the very first time this season. But looking at the ever in danger defensive region, Ulloa and co can cause upset at Anfield.
Foxes hoping to bring Rickie Lambert to the East Midlands.
Premier League basement boys Leicester City have earmarked a surprise move for struggling Liverpool strike Rickie Lambert, report the Mail, as Foxes manager Nigel Pearson looks to bring in increased firepower to give his side a fighting chance of avoiding relegation straight back to the Championship.
Liverpool brought veteran centre forward Lambert to Anfield in a £4 million deal from Southampton this summer, but he has largely been on the periphery of manager Brendan Rodgers’ plans and has failed to make a significant impact on the team, leading struggling Leicester to believe that they can tempted him to the King Power Stadium.
The target man has spent most of his footballing career in the lower leagues with the likes of Macclesfield Town, Rochdale and Bristol Rovers before earning two straight promotions with Southampton – and settling into the Premier League with ease.
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