Premier League: Liverpool vs Leicester City match preview

A look ahead to this week's Premier League fixture at Anfield

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The last time these sides met in the Premier League at Anfield in September 2003, Gerard Houllier and Mickey Adams were in charge of the teams.

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The fixture ended with a 2-1 win for The Reds, courtesy of goals from Michael Owen and former Fox, Emile Heskey. Marcus Bent responded with a consolation in the last minute.

Furthermore, Nigel Pearson’s players couldn’t have imagined a disappointing campaign with only three wins all season and sitting at the bottom of the league with a mere 13 points. 

Leonardo Ulloa and co will be hoping to start the New Year on a positive note against a resurgent Liverpool boasting four wins and a draw from their previous five games in all competitions.

Coincidentally, the home side will expect to take all three points with the reinvented Raheem Sterling and flourishing Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho in attack.

KICK-OFF:
Thursday, 3pm

Leicester City 1 (Mignolet OG) Liverpool 3 (Lallana, Gerrard, Henderson),
Premier League, December 2014

Leicester City 0 Liverpool 0, Premier League, March 2004

Liverpool 2 (Owen, Heskey) Leicester City 1 (Bent), Premier League, September 2003

STATS…

In their last 10 meetings at Anfield in the top flight, Leicester City have only managed two wins.

29% of The Foxes' Premier League goals have come within the last 10 minutes of matches.

In the history of this fixture, Robbie Fowler has been the most frequent goal scorer with 5.

In all competitions, Liverpool have claimed 42 wins over their next opponents, who are currently trailing by eight victories.

ODDS…

Liverpool to win: 1.44

Leicester City to win: 9

Draw: 5

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm

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