Liverpool vs Leicester preview: Foxes hoping to keep Christmas cheer at the top

A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at Anfield

It’s a big game for…

Mamadou Sakho: The Liverpool defender, who returned to action last week against Watford after a six week layoff, has been criticized for his performance last week, as he appeared rusty after his injury. If Liverpool are going to be able to topple League leaders Leicester then the defenders, and Sakho specifically, will have to perform much better to keep out the threats of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy.

Best stats…

Liverpool - 3: The number of goals that Liverpool conceded in their last match against Watford, a number which is equal to the amount of goals they conceded in total in their previous four Premier League games against Watford.

Leicester - 6: The number of penalties won by Jamie Vardy in the Premier League in the past two seasons.

Remember when…

Liverpool came back from 1-0 down last December to emerge as 3-1 victors. How times have changed…

Player to watch…

Riyad Mahrez: The Leicester midfielder has been on fire recently, netting six times in the month of December, including a hat-trick against Swansea to start the month. If he continues his goal scoring form then it is hard to overlook the table-toppers in this fixture, even away from home.

Past three meetings…

Liverpool 2 (Gerrard 2(pens)) Leicester 2 (Nugent, Schlupp), Premier League, January 2015

Leicester 1 (Mignolet [og]) Liverpool 3 (Lallana, Gerrard, Henderson), Premier League, December 2014

Leicester 0 Liverpool 0, Premier League, March 2004

Form Guide…

Liverpool: WWLDDL

Leicester: WWDWWW

Vital Information…

Kick-Off Time: 15:00

TV: Highlights, BBC1 10:30pm

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