Leicester City have been handed a significant boost, as their next Premier League opponents Liverpool have serious injury issues.
Mostly all neutral supporters would have staked quite a large sum of money that Liverpool should most likely be ahead of Premier League rivals Leicester City, even at this very early stage of the campaign. If they had to choose one team or the other.
And that estimation is further enhanced when considering that many observers gauged the King Power recruitment this past summer as inadequate, or at least particularly underwhelming.
However, the probable perceived order of standing in advance was wrong. Very wrong indeed: the Foxes top the English top-flight – not to mention their Europa League group, as they reenter European competition – making Brendan Rodgers’ men’s clash with Jurgen Klopp’s side potentially pivotal for this season’s proceedings.
Liverpool’s injury worries prior to Leicester City meeting
While nobody of sound mind wishes injuries on their opponents, not even the true foes if they hold any respect for one another or the sport in general, nevertheless Leicester have received a boost before playing the Reds at Anfield.
Two star Liverpool defenders have sustained injuries over the recent period: firstly right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, as well as centre-back Joe Gomez.
Alexander-Arnold will be out for a month, according to The Liverpool Echo. Which is a huge loss for the northern club.
Obviously Klopp is already without leader and best centre-half in the world – in Foxes of Leicester’s opinion – Virgil Van Dijk, giving the east Midlanders further incentive to attack when on Merseyside. Meanwhile Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara may be available again.