Leicester City’s pre-season schedule concludes with a fixture against Premier League side Liverpool. The Foxes’ pre-season has been fragmented with only one friendly played in front of an audience after their friendly against Tottenham was cancelled.
With only one week until Leicester’s Championship campaign gets underway as they host Coventry City, Enzo Maresca only has 90 more minutes to figure out his starting eleven. With this being the final match of pre-season we will likely see the strongest line-up available ahead of the Championship opener. While most of his line-up will likely be decided there are still a couple of positions up for grabs.
Leicester City predicted XI vs Liverpool
Goalkeeper and Defenders
Mads Hermansen: Foxes fans are yet to catch a glimpse of their new summer recruit since he penned a five-year deal earlier this month. The Danish goalkeeper did play in the behind-closed-doors friendly against Port FC where he managed to keep a clean sheet.
Ricardo Pereira: After another injury-ravaged season the Portuguese international has a good, full pre-season under his belt and has been impressive. The right-back has been subject to interest from his former club OGC Nice, but as things stand he an integral piece to Maresca’s puzzle.
Callum Doyle: The new signing had a tidy debut against Northampton Town, and will be keen to solidify his spot in the side against his former club Coventry on the opening weekend.
Wout Faes: The Belgian’s first 12 months in the East Midlands did not go as planned, but now he has settled he could be a key player in the Leicester City defence. With Conor Coady sidelined the Belgian will need to step up and be the leader in the backline.
James Justin: Transfer rumours continue to swirl around the future of Timothy Castagne with the Belgian heavily linked with a move to Juventus. Castagne had been preferred to James Justin so far this pre-season, but with a question mark over the head of the Belgian, he may now opt to go for Justin.
Midfielders and Attackers
Harry Winks: Leicester City’s first summer signing has been impressive in his opening games and has formed a good partnership with Dewsbury-Hall. His experience and know-how will come in handy in an important Championship season.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall: Leicester’s academy product is yet to attract interest from potential suitors and looks set to be a part of Leicester City’s bid to bounce back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Dennis Praet: The Belgian’s career at Leicester City looked to be over as he struggled to force his way into the thinking of previous managers, but under Maresca, he may be utilised more often.
Wanya Marcal-Madivadua: The young star has had the most minutes this pre-season and has been very impressive. It looks as if he will be used in and around the first team this season, with Maresca enjoying what he is seeing.
Kelechi Iheanacho: The Nigerian has been linked with a move to Everton this summer but for now he is still a Leicester player and Maresca will be desperate to keep him on the books, as Iheanacho could be vital in Leicester’s hopes of promotion this season.
Kasey McAteer: With Maresca’s side still struggling for numbers on the wings McAteer has been utilised out wide in pre-season. The expected signing of Stephy Mavididi looks like it won’t be completed in time for him to have a part to play this weekend.