Liverpool have made the perfect start to the Premier League season with seven wins from seven matches, but this week they face a Leicester team that looks capable of making a bid for a Champions League spot.
Liverpool vs Leicester Analysis
15:00 Kick Off on 5th Oct
Liverpool have been made to fight all the way in their last two away games at Chelsea and Sheffield United but have still left with all three points on both occasions.
More worrying for their Premier League opposition is Anfield has again become the kind of fortress it was when Kenny Dalgleish and Ian Rush terrorised defences.
Today’s Premier League defences are terrorised by Mane, Salah, and Firmino and they’ve scored six of the 10 goals that Liverpool have scored in this season’s wins over Norwich (4-1), Arsenal (3-1), and Newcastle (3-1).
That makes it 10 home Premier League wins on the bounce for Liverpool, nine of which have been achieved by two or more goals. But it’s interesting that the last team to leave Anfield with a point was Leicester.
Leicester have continued the progression they made under Brendan Rogers at the end of last season and confidence is high after banging nine goals past Luton and Newcastle this week, two wins which proceeded a win over Tottenham.
Their away form isn’t as good as their home form, but they did beat Sheffield United and drew with Chelsea on their travels before looking slightly unlucky 1-0 losers against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Liverpool vs Leicester Head-To-Heads
It’s fair to say that Leicester have been one of Liverpool’s bogey-sides since the Premier League began. Leicester have won seven of the 26 matches between the two teams, including three wins at Anfield.
Liverpool have won 13 matches, but only seven of those were at Anfield, with six draws split equally between home and away matches.
Leicester last won at the King Power Stadium in February 2017, and Liverpool won the next three matches before last season’s 1-1 draw at Anfield.
The last five matches have ended 1-3, 3-2, 3-1, 2-1, and 1-1.