Leicester star Maguire: We can cause Liverpool problems

Leicester star Maguire: We can cause Liverpool problems

We know it is going to be tough at Liverpool.

There is little wrong with Liverpool's forward selection, but with the imminent arrival of Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, there will be renewed optimism on Merseyside. That was after Southampton pulled back on a proposed £60 million deal and accused Liverpool of tapping up the Netherlands worldwide over the summer.

The Reds entertain Leicester City on Saturday at Anfield in their last game of the year, before beginning 2018 with a trip to Turf Moor to face Burnley on New Year's Day.

We expect to see at least 4 goals in the game, and thus, we are backing over 3.5 goals in the game as our prediction.

Liverpool have been one of the best-attacking sides this season, and they once again demonstrated their attacking prowess with a 5-0 demolition of Swansea City on Boxing Day.

The Foxes are eighth in the table with 27 points, while Liverpool are in fourth with 38. What's more is that Liverpool have averaged three goals in nine of their previous 12 top flight games this term.

Daniel Sturridge likely will not play after missing the win over Swansea due to illness, but he also has a knock he's been dealing with.

"These are a few things we are working on and, so far, it's not too bad, but I think we have enough space to improve".

The Reds head into the Premier League encounter at Anfield with the opportunity to move four points clear of fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, while Leicester will be looking to hit back from losing 2-1 at Watford on Boxing Day.

After experiencing a resurgence under Claude Puel, the Foxes appeared to have run out of steam in the recent weeks. "It will be hard but we still want to win the game and must be ready".

"It was so, so close". We created the better chances and even when we went behind we had a couple of great chances late on.

Mahrez has four goals and an assist in his last eight matches over all competitions, but the Algeria worldwide has yet to score in seven lifetime matches versus Liverpool. However, they have lost two of their last three matches in the league. Salah and Coutinho staked the Reds to a 2-0 lead on 23 minutes before Shinji Okazaki pulled one back before halftime.

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