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Henderson to start, Mane keeps his spot: Predicted 4-3-3 Liverpool XI to face Leicester City

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Liverpool will face a tough test as they take on Leicester City at King Power Stadium this weekend.

The Reds should be glad about not facing Jamie Vardy, who is unavailable for this clash. However, the Foxes will not be easy prey at their own turf.

Jurgen Klopp’s men defeated the Foxes 3-2 in the corresponding fixture last season and there aren’t many injury concerns for the Merseyside club.

Three wins on the spin should not see a lot of tinkering in the team but we predict there could be one small change in the line-up to face Leicester.

Predicted Liverpool XI

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

Alisson Becker (GK)

After three clean sheets in as many games, it would be difficult to drop Alisson. The Brazilian has been great between the sticks but he must cut out the tricks and flicks with the ball.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB)

Another player that has started the season brightly, Trent should keep his place in the team as we take on the Foxes.

Virgil van Dijk (CB)

Van Dijk has been excellent since the start of the season and should start the game against a Leicester side bereft of Vardy.

Joe Gomez (CB)

The Englishman has grown leaps and bounds since the end of the previous campaign and should start with Van Dijk in the heart of the defence.

Andy Robertson (LB)

Robertson is another player that has done well right from the first game and his marauding runs will be important while breaking Leicester’s defence.

Jordan Henderson (CM)

The one change we alluded to at the start. Henderson looked great in his cameo against Brighton, meaning we could see him start in place of James Milner.

Georginio Wijnaldum (CM)

The Dutchman has been our best performer in the midfield and should not be dropped from the team.

Naby Keita (CM)

Keita has shown his ability in bits and pieces over the three games. The Guinea midfielder wasn’t at his best against Brighton & Hove Albion but he could do a lot of damage to the Foxes on Saturday.

Sadio Mane (LW)

The former Southampton man had a poor outing against Brighton but he must add to his tally of three league goals on Saturday.

Mohamed Salah (RW)

Salah scored the only goal of the game in our previous match and he must add to his goal tally against the Foxes as well.

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Roberto Firmino (ST)

The Brazilian hasn’t scored for us yet but this could be the game where he breaks his duck for the season. Firmino does a lot of work off the ball too and hence, dropping him seems out of the question.