Predicted XI: Leicester City (H)

After Manchester City dropped another 3 points at St James Park, the onus is on Liverpool to move another 7 points clear by beating Leicester at Anfield.

Here’s the first XI that The Anfield Talk’s Ian (@ianyoungkop) thinks Klopp will select for today’s crucial game at home.

Alisson: He could possibly have done better with two of Crystal Palace’s goals in our last game. I thought it was probably our worst game as a defensive unit.

Fabinho: Hopefully Fabinho will have recovered in time to take his place as our fourth choice right back.

Matip: With both Gomez and Lovren out injured, it’s time to turn to our Cameroon international. He has looked ok when he’s deputised this season and hopefully the injury hasn’t broken his momentum.

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Van Dijk: Hopefully Virgil will have recovered from his illness in time to take to the field against Leicester, we could do with at least half of our first choice back four with Vardy on the pitch!

Robertson: “Robbo” has been one of our most consistent performers since the turn of the year. He’s still the best left back in the league.

Henderson: With doubts over Gini’s fitness and Fabinho probably playing at right back, our squad in midfield doesn’t seem so deep. Has been in good form recently and we need that to continue.

Keïta: Some of the criticism that Naby received after the Palace game was uncalled for I feel. Hopefully a run and a couple of good performances will get some people off his back.

Shaqiri: Shaqiri’s arguably been bargain of the season, Xherdan could be the key man today, if Leicester sit back and try and catch us on the counter attack.

Mané: People constantly refer to the hard work that Firmino contributes, which is completely true, but I sometimes think that Mane’s hard work is overlooked.

Firmino: Firmino has been a bit hit and miss for me this season depending on where he’s played on the pitch. I fully expect him to play in the number 10 role behind Salah tonight.

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Salah: With the focus being on Salah’s “diving” the last few weeks, he’s just got on with things, quietly being the Premier Leagues top scorer and creating for the rest of his team!

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