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Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino will be without Mohamed Salah for Liverpool against Leicester

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Liverpool host Leicester City as the Premier League returns to Anfield on Sunday night.

The Reds come into the game after an away draw to Man City and having suffered a number of injuries since then, with Joe Gomez facing a long-term absence and Jordan Henderson joining him in picking up an injury while on international duty with England.

Leicester have won three in a row and were top heading into the recent break for internationals, though Chelsea went top early on Saturday and Tottenham in turn moved ahead of them with a win over Man City.

READ MORE: Premier League fixtures and table – all matches by date and kick-off time

Jurgen Klopp’s team won this fixture last year after an extremely late penalty decision went the Reds’ way, with James Milner scoring in stoppage time.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.

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When is the match?

The game kicks off at 7:15pm on Sunday, 22 November at Anfield.

Where can I watch it?

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Ultra HD. Subscribers can stream the match on the Sky Go app.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

What is the team news?

Liverpool have plenty of absences, with Jordan Henderson set to miss out through injury and Mohamed Salah unavailable after testing positive for coronavirus. Centre-backs Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk are long-term absentees. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is on the comeback path but not yet ready, while Thiago, Rhys Williams and Fabinho are all doubts. Trent Alexander-Arnold is out for around three weeks.

Leicester are still without long-term absentees of their own in Caglar Soyuncu, Wilf Ndidi and Daniel Amartey. Ricardo Pereira is back in training after a serious knee injury. Wesley Fofana should be fit and Timothy Castagne could return for this game.

Predicted line-ups

LIV: Alisson; Milner, Fabinho, Matip, Robertson; Shaqiri, Wijnaldum, Keita, Mane; Jota, Firmino.

LEI: Schmeichel; Fofana, Evans, Fuchs; Castagne, Tielemans, Mendy, Justin; Maddison, Barnes; Vardy

Odds

Liverpool – 28/29

Draw – 16/5

Leicester – 24/5

Prediction

The Reds have made a habit of rising to the occasion when the big games come along and their Anfield record is near-perfect, so even with injury issues, expect that to continue. Liverpool 3-1 Leicester

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