Leicester City vs Liverpool preview: Latest team news, suspensions and kick-off time
Premier League betting: offers and suggested bets What is it? It's the second meeting in a week between the Premier League champions of 2015-16 and the 18-times champions of England. On Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup - and yes it still feels strange to type the words Carabao Cup - Leicester City hosted Liverpool at the King Power and won 2-0. Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani scored the second-half goals to give the home side the same margin of victory as their 2015-16 encounter in the Premier League in the city we all like to refer to as Ratae Corieltauvorum. Back then it was Jamie Vardy's two goals that sent Liverpool on their way with a 2-0 defeat. Last season Leicester ran out 3-1 winners in Craig Shakespeare's first match in charge. When is it? It's on the weekend of the sixth round of Premier League fixtures, specifically on Saturday, September 23. What time is kick-off? This match between 15th-placed Leicester City and eighth-placed Liverpool (at least those were the positions when Saturday came) has been selected for your tea-time treat. It kicks off at the aforementioned King Power Stadium at 5.30pm. What TV channel is it on? The match will be broadcast in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on BT Sport 1. Those of you without access to British Telecom's premier sports channel should join Will Magee right here for our live blog that will inform and entertain. What is the team news, who is injured and suspended? Leicester gave groin-troubled Vardy the night off in the Carabao Cup but he is likely to start on Saturday evening if he passes a fitness test. Two other regular squad members, Christian Fuchs and Leonardo Ulloa, have also been monitored during the week and given the all clear though Ben Chilwell may stiill deputise for the Austria left-back and Ulloa's place on the bench is no longer assured now that Kelechi Iheanacho is match fit and Slimani and Okazaki made the difference on Tuesday night. Vicente Iborra hurt his groin on Tuesday and may have to sit the return if Liverpool out while Matt James is out for the rest of October with an achilles injury and Robert Huth's ankle problem has kept him sidelined since the summer and there has been no date fixed for his return. Pick your Leicester side to play Liverpool Dejan Lovren is unlikely to make it back to play at centre-half having withdrawn from the last two line-ups with a bck injury. He has not been able to train all week and Joel Matip, Jürgen Klopp's other default selection, did not play in the Carabao Cup after sustaining a knock during the draw with Burnely. He is far more likely to make it. Emre Can played the 90 minutes against Burnley but missed out on the squad for midweek after also suffering some bruising. He is in Saturday's squad and Klopp's plans. The main question, though, is whether he will start Philippe Coutinho and if he does, how long will he give him. England internationals Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana continue to be long-term absentees and also missing will be Sadio Mané who is serving the last match of this three-game suspension for the red car he received at the Etihad. Pick your Liverpool XI to take on Leicester What are they saying? Kasper Schmeichel, Leicester City “I think we can expect a reaction from Liverpool,," the goalkeeper told the Leicester website and LCFC TV. "It was clear to see that their manager wasn’t happy after the game, so he’ll be rallying them up. “They’ll want a reaction, but we’ve got to not just match that, but outdo that. We have to make sure that Tuesday was a momentum changer for us so that we get back into that winning habit again. “Liverpool are a top side and if you look at their front line, it’s formidable. It’s very fluid and fast. Kasper Schmeichel has helped to ensure Liverpool have lost all three games at the King Power under Jurgen Klopp's management Credit: PETER POWELL/EPA “It’s enjoyable to play against them because you want to be playing against the best and testing yourself all the time against the best. “We’ve had some really good results against Liverpool, so we’re hoping that can continue.” Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool "I think both teams will not think too much about this [Carabao Cup] game because there will be different line-ups for sure, on both sides obviously," said the German. "Leicester has a typical style of play: Jamie Vardy is a pretty key player for this kind of play and also (Riyad) Mahrez and both were not involved. "They go for set-pieces: [Christian] Fuchs will be back probably so that means throw-ins are back in the game and all that stuff." What does the table look like? What are the odds? Leicester 3/1 Liverpool 10/11 Draw 5/2 Best-priced accumulators | New customer offers What's our prediction? Although both sides will make changes from Tuesday's line-ups which makes that game largely irrelevant, Leicester were superb in their last two home league meetings with Liverpool and we think they can make it four in a row against Klopp's Red Men. Leicester 2-1 Liverpool.