Liverpool vs Leicester team news: Alisson to return for Reds? Predicted teams for Premier League clash

Liverpool will be looking to maintain their flawless start to the Premier League when they entertain in-form Leicester at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds have won all seven of their games so far this season and lie five points above title rivals Manchester City at the top of the table.

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Brendan Rodgers is looking forward to returning to Liverpool
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Meanwhile, Leicester have also had a fine start to the 2019/20 campaign, lying third in the standings having only lost only one of their matches so far.

The game will see former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers return to Anfield for the first time as a manager, with the Foxes boss expected to receive a fond reception by the home faithful.

Discussing the highly-anticipated visit to Anfield, Rodgers said: “I’m really looking forward to going back. “I had the real privilege of managing there. So much learning took place for me at Liverpool.

“I always take the positives when I analyse my time there. The first couple of seasons went well and we went close to the title.

“The third year was more difficult but there was great learning for me as a coach. The fourth season didn’t last so long.”

talkSPORT.com takes you through how both sides could line-up on Saturday in Merseyside.

Liverpool team news

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will make a late decision on whether to start goalkeeper Alisson.

The Brazilian has been sidelined since tearing his calf in the first half of the Reds’ opening Premier League of the season against Norwich at Anfield but has been involved in training.

Elsewhere, defender Joel Matip has been ruled out and Xherdan Shaqiri is absent again with the calf injury he suffered in training last month.

How Liverpool could look

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How Jurgen Klopp’s side could line up against Leicester

Leicester teams news

James Maddison is expected to return to Rodgers’ starting line-up having been passed fit after an ankle injury forced him to miss the win over Newcastle.

The only other long-term absentee, Matty James, remains on the sidelines.

How Leicester could look

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James Maddison is expected to return for Leicester at Anfield

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