Winless at Anfield since May 2000 – a match which also completed Leicester’s last ‘league double’ over Liverpool – Leicester must hope that the Reds defence is as bad as its attack has been superlative. However, it comes as no surprise to see that Liverpool have scored more goals over the past ten league games than any other Premier League team (29), scoring nearly twice as many goals as Leicester in that time.
Liverpool have now won by 5+ goals twice this season. The second of those wins came on Boxing Day, in a rout 5-0 of Swansea, but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has refused to single anyone out for praise, saying: “If we play like we play in our good moments then the boys will be in good situations. They will all score.”
The Reds are, however, still a long way off breaking the record for the number of PL matches in which they have scored 5+ goals in a season – they are stuck on two right now. The current record was set in 2013/14, when Liverpool scored 5+ goals in no less than six league matches – although the title remained, as ever, elusive
Speaking of records, Liverpool are currently unbeaten in six home matches against Leicester. The historical record is eight unbeaten (1970-1978)
With a return of just one point from the last nine available, Leicester manager Claude Puel knows that his honeymoon period is now over. Claude Puel also appears resigned to losing a once-promising, but now redundant striker in Islam Slimani, recently saying: “It is difficult for me to say what will happen in the transfer window but it is difficult for me and the staff to manage all these players for the same position.”
However, the omens could be good if Leicester somehow have a lead at half-time, having won every league match in 2017-18 when ahead at the break.