The Premier League champions will look to successfully juggle a horror injury list when Brendan Rodgers’ high-flying Foxes come to town this evening.

Most of Jurgen Klopp’s defence is sidelined, along with understudy Rhys Williams, ahead of facing one of the league’s best strikers in Jamie Vardy.

Rodgers will know his team are capable of getting one over on his former employers and make a title statement in the process.

With Tottenham sitting pretty at the top of the table, both teams will be keen to avoid a slip-up in an intriguing title race.

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Leicester team news

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers welcomes back Timothy Castagne following a hamstring injury that has sidelined the Belgian full-back for the club’s last four games.

Wesley Fofana has shrugged off a small knee problem he suffered during the international break.

Caglar Soyuncu and Wilfred Ndidi remain on the sidelines with groin injuries and although Ricardo Pereira is back in training after a knee issue, he also misses the trip to Anfield.

Leicester provisional squad: Schmeichel, Ward, Jakupovic, Justin, Fuchs, Castagne, Morgan, Evans, Thomas, Fofana, Choudhury, Tielemans, Mendy, Praet, Albrighton, Gray, Maddison, Barnes, Under, Perez, Vardy, Iheanacho, Slimani.

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Liverpool team news

Liverpool’s injury problems continue to mount as they welcome Leicester today.

England duo Joe Gomez (knee) and Jordan Henderson (thigh) were injured on international duty and are both ruled out, the former most likely for the season.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (calf) is also out while fellow defenders Rhys Williams and Neco Williams are also doubts, but midfielder Fabinho is back in training and could return after a hamstring injury.

Liverpool provisional squad: Alisson, Fabinho, Matip, Phillips, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Milner, Keita, Jota, Firmino, Mane, Adrian, N Williams, R Williams, Tsimikas, Jones, Shakiri, Origi, Minamino.

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