Leicester City vs. Liverpool: Key players, danger spots, and the tactical battles


on 25 February 2017

After two weeks without a game, Liverpool return to action against fallen champions Leicester City on Monday night. The Reds will hope to continue their resurgence, but upheaval at Leicester means they could have a tougher time than expected; here’s everything you need to know about the Foxes.

Leicester City

Premier League form: D – L – L – L – L – L

League position: 18th

Last win: 1-0 vs West Ham, Dec 31

At home: Five wins, three draws, four defeats

Approach

Leicester had continued this season as they played out all of last year, at least in terms of tactical approach: 4-4-2 across the board, looking to utilise the wide men and fast attackers… but there the similarities ended.

Individuals have been out-of-form, some have returned to their pre-title level indeed, and they have had real problems in both penalty boxes.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Boxing Day, Saturday, December 26, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and Leicester City's rancher Claudio Ranieri during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Above all, though, the biggest change will now be the absence of title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri, sacked just ahead of the match against the Reds.

Danger spots

The predictable bounce that teams experience after parting ways with a manager is a factor to be aware of, particularly given media reports that players had become unhappy with Ranieri’s presence; the liberation and relief, to an extent, that comes with a change of boss is a genuine issue to contend with.

In terms of Leicester’s attacking play, counter down the flanks with pace from Riyad Mahrez or Marc Albrighton is an area Liverpool have previously struggled with against teams, while Jamie Vardy’s recent goal in Europe could boost his confidence significantly, too.

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