Brendan Rodgers did not receive the result he would have wanted as football returned to the Premier League after the extended international break after Leicester City was dropped on in front of home support against a rampant and in-form Newcastle United during a 3-0 loss at the King Power Stadium.
The Foxes had enjoyed a credible period of resurgence before the pause in league play, winning four of five and finally making headway up the table during a 2022-23 campaign where many in the fanbase had begun to fear that relegation down to the Championship loomed, but was reminded of their place in the table by Eddie Howe’s Magpies and could face a similar result when they travel to Anfield tomorrow to face Liverpool.
As a former Reds headmaster, Rodgers knows better than most just how difficult it is for clubs to take anything off Liverpool in front of the Kop, and the absence of key man James Maddison is likely to prove decisive and not in the club’s favor.
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- James Maddison, James Justin, Ricardo Pereira, Dennis Praet, and Ryan Bertrand (out)
- Jonny Evans (doubt)
Brendan Rodgers will be made to contend with the prospect of having to work toward an upset result on Leicester City’s travels to Anfield without the presence of key attacking midfielder James Maddison as the England international remains sidelined through injury. He remains joined by James Justin, Ricardo Pereira, Dennis Praet (injured against Newcastle), and Ryan Bertrand on the treatment table.
Northern Irish veteran Jonny Evans is also unlikely to feature tomorrow on the Foxes’ away day even if he does pass his final assessment, with a spot on the bench the maximum he may achieve on the day but even that remains in serious doubt.