This is a golden opportunity for Klopp and co. to free up breathing space and put more pressure on Pep Guardiola’s men.
The potential consequences of the match also strain Liverpool in the form of fans’ expectations. Yes, the Anfield faithful will be expecting their side to get the job done, especially considering their form. For the players to perform to meet those expectations every time; well that’s a different ball-game.
That being said, we expect Liverpool to maintain their nerves and dispose of a sub-par Leicester side. Keep in mind that Anfield has been a fortress for the Reds as they have not lost their last 32 Premier League games there (W23, D9). We do not expect Leicester to breach that fortress.
Looking at the recent results between the teams, do not be surprised if the visitors score. Despite getting a goal, do not also expect Leicester to take home the three points. It will be Liverpool all the way tonight.
Prediction: Liverpool 3-1 Leicester City
All stats are as per www.whoscored.com unless otherwise mentioned.