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Why Thiago & Minamino are missing for Liverpool vs Leicester

Why Thiago & Minamino are missing for Liverpool vs Leicester

An explanation for Takumi Minamino and Thiago missing out for Liverpool vs Leicester has been provided.

Leicester vs Liverpool

Tuesday’s Premier League action will draw to a close at the King Power when Leicester City host Liverpool shortly.

Liverpool head into the game having recently dropped points to Tottenham and then they had their meeting with Leeds United called off on Boxing Day.

As a result, the Reds go into the Leicester game six points adrift of current league leaders Manchester City, who beat Leicester in their last game.

Liverpool do have a game in hand on City, which is the Leicester match, but even if they win that they are still three points off top spot.

And, with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane set to depart for around a month in the coming days, Liverpool really need to win Tuesday’s game as there looks to be a much higher chance they will drop points next month when two of their top players depart.

Leicester, meanwhile, are languishing in midtable and struggling to put together a decent run of form, though they will take some confidence in them putting three past Manchester City recently.

Why Thiago & Minamino are missing vs Leicester

Ahead of the game, Liverpool released their starting line-up an hour before kick-off.

The eleven and matchday squad was fairly strong, though Andy Robertson was out due to suspension and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin was starting in midfield.

Chamberlin starting was somewhat surprising as Jurgen Klopp confirmed recently that Thiago was back and training after being out with covid. The former Bayern Munich man, though, was not even in the squad to face Leicester, neither was Takumi Minamino.

Now though, Liverpool have explained why both Thiago and Takumi Minamino were out, writing that the pair have minor muscles soreness:

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Crystal Palace
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Draw
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Liverpool
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Liverpool 11/5
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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain10/3 10/3 7/4
Takumi Minamino10/3 10/3 7/4
Roberto Firmino7/2 7/2 15/8
Kaide Gordon15/4 15/4 15/8

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City 6