22nd Nov 2020 | Premier League
Vard and Fast
The only other time Liverpool have gone this exact number of home games without defeat (63), the run was ended by Leicester. That's clearly irrelevant, but you might hear it quoted a lot more on Monday.
It’s a big shout to predict the end of Liverpool’s legendary unbeaten home run, but it’s almost a case of if not now, when?
The champions will be missing Van Dijk, Gomez, Salah, Henderson and Alexander-Arnold. If you were trying to list their most important players you’d have an awful lot of those on your list.
In terms of teams that Klopp would least want to face with a patched up outfit, league leaders (heading into the weekend) Leicester City would also be right up there. Jamie Vardy perhaps the nightmare striker for any inexperienced back four.
The Foxes can be particularly deadly on the road - nobody is forgetting their 2-5 victory at the Etihad in late September. Rodgers’ boys have also won away to Leeds (1-4), West Brom (0-3) and Arsenal (0-1).
Back Vardy to score in a famous Leicester win at Anfield at best odds of 7/2 with PaddyPower. The former England striker has a remarkable 7 away league goals already.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 08:32 22nd Nov, 2020 but subject to change