Leicester vs Liverpool: predicted and preferred Foxes XI

Dean Smith, Manager of Leicester City (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Dean Smith, Manager of Leicester City (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) /

Foxes of Leicester explain the difference between two lineups as the King Power club aim to be victorious in Leicester City’s crucial game versus Liverpool. Here are our predicted Foxes XI.

I am going to be absolutely honest with you here. When Leicester drew with Everton at home, I assumed that the Foxes would be relegated this season. As difficult as that notion is to admit and to accept in general, that was how I felt. The loss against Fulham at Craven Cottage seemed the final nail in the coffin, justifying my expectations following the Toffees stalemate. But, thankfully, LCFC are not actually in that position mathematically – yet. In fact, after Saturday’s results, the east Midlands outfit still hold their destiny in their own hands.

People have seemingly condemned Leicester at this stage due to the particularly demanding schedule consisting of playing the Reds, Newcastle United in the penultimate fixture and West Ham United in the 2022/23 finale. Well, the Foxes have defeated all of those sides in recent years. Jurgen Klopp’s men haven’t been at their best for a while. Clearly Newcastle are fragile in defence and have lost winnable matches. Meanwhile West Ham have struggled all campaign and have one eye on the Europa Conference League Semifinal Second Leg. It ain’t over!

Predicted Leicester City starting XI for Liverpool

I think Dean Smith has done OK since joining the team; John Terry and Craig Shakespeare surely bring something to the table. Although, I do think the new manager has made a couple of mistakes. Using Harry Souttar may have been the right move, possibly with three centrebacks. Having Papy Mendy in the starting XI is also probably necessary at present. Finally, I would like Ricardo Pereira to replace either Victor Kristiansen or Timothy Castagne. Nevertheless, below is the lineup I expect:

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Daniel Iversen; Kristiansen, Caglar Soyuncu, Wout Faes, Castagne; Wilfred Ndidi, Boubakary Soumare; Youri Tielemans; Harvey Barnes, James Maddison; Jamie Vardy.