With Leicester dropping into the relegation zone following Saturday’s results and Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool fighting to fix the damage done from a poor start to the year, the stakes for Monday night’s game couldn’t be higher.
Claudio Ranieri’s sacking just 9 months after he guided the team to win the Premier League title shocked the footballing world last Thursday and may have given Klopp’s men a significant advantage despite the King Power Stadium hosting the night.
Liverpool’s Sadio Mane looks likely to make an appearance after his 2 goals in their last game against Tottenham following his return from the African Cup of Nations whilst the news of Adam Lallana’s new long-term contract mid – week delighted fans.
In contrast, Leicester’s recent form has continued to be lacking and is seemingly carrying into their Champions League campaign after a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla on Wednesday night. However, their away goal may give them the confidence to grab a result on Monday and whilst Ranieri’s dream may have died, Leicester’s could still have some hope left.
The match kicks off at 8 pm and can be watched live on Sky Sports 1 or followed on the websites live blog.