The Liverpool team is set to visit Leicester with the objective of prolonging their winning sequence to seven matches and maintaining their aspirations of finishing in the top four.
After being out of action since sustaining a hamstring injury against Bournemouth on April 8th, Leicester full-back Ricardo Pereira is now fit and available for selection.
Meanwhile, Kelechi Iheanacho, who has been recovering from a groin problem, is close to returning but will not be able to participate in this match.
It is anticipated that Liverpool’s striker, Roberto Firmino, will not participate in his sixth consecutive league game due to a muscular problem, but he may recover in time to play against Aston Villa.
Meanwhile, Naby Keita, who has been absent from the team since February, is still unavailable.
Leicester has been a challenging opponent for Liverpool under the management of Jurgen Klopp, having suffered all five of their league and cup defeats against them at King Power Stadium. Only Manchester City has beaten Liverpool more frequently, with six wins. In the last two seasons, Leicester won the corresponding home league fixture. Liverpool has lost three straight top-flight home matches only to Manchester City since Klopp took charge.
Over the past 13 games, Leicester has the worst record in the division, with only one win and six points.
They have lost 21 league games this season, their highest tally since 1994-95 when they were relegated from the top flight after losing 25 times.
If they lose their upcoming home match, it would be their tenth of the season, which would be the joint-most in their history.
Leicester has conceded 39 goals in 20 top-flight matches and may go 21 league fixtures without a clean sheet for the first time since April to December 1994.
They have lost all eight Premier League games this season against the current top five teams.
Dean Smith has lost four of his five Premier League encounters as a manager versus Liverpool, with the exception being Aston Villa’s 7-2 home victory in October 2020.
Liverpool has won six successive league matches, with the last five being won by a single-goal margin. They have never won six in a row in that manner.
They could suffer a ninth Premier League away defeat in a season for the first time in 11 years.
Liverpool has conceded 42 Premier League goals this season, equalling their worst defensive record in a full campaign under Jurgen Klopp.
Mohamed Salah needs one more goal to reach 20 league goals for the fifth time in six seasons at Liverpool.
Diogo Jota has scored eight goals in 11 appearances versus Leicester in all competitions, but all of them were scored at home.
On Monday, May 15th, a Premier League match will take place at King Power Stadium.
The game is scheduled to start at 8:00 PM GMT and will be officiated by Craig Pawson.