Jurgen Klopp and Brendan Rodgers could be phoning the bloke subsequent door for Sunday’s conflict at this charge.
Certainly, Liverpool and Leicester will barely be capable to fill their benches at Anfield on Sunday because of an absurd quantity of absentees.
The champions host the league-leaders in what must be an interesting match, however it’ll be largely makeshift line-ups for either side – significantly in defence.
Each side could possibly be with out nearly all of their first-choice back-fours – and for the Reds, the issues don’t cease there.
It was a global break from hell for Jurgen Klopp, who nearly predicted it by hitting out on the fixture schedule earlier than the gamers went away.
So assuming they don’t need to name upon Jimmy from down the street, right here’s how the 2 sides may line up on Sunday…
How Liverpool ought to line up
First it was Virgil van Dijk, and since then Fabinho, Thiago, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold have all been sidelined.
To make issues even worse, Mohamed Salah examined constructive for COVID-19 once more, ruling him out of Sunday’s match.
With Neco Williams, Rhys Williams and skipper Jordan Henderson additionally potential doubts after the worldwide break, it’s not the very best time to welcome early pace-setters Leicester to Anfield.
Nonetheless, such is the depth of the Premier League champions’ squad, they’ll nonetheless area a reasonably tasty XI…
How Leicester ought to line up
The Foxes aren’t in nice form both.
They might effectively be lacking arguably their whole first-choice again 5 – Kasper Schmeichel, Ricardo Pereira, Caglar Soyuncu, Wesley Fofana and Timothy Castagne – and with Liverpool’s personal well-documented defensive absentees, it could possibly be targets galore.
Pereira, Fofana and Castagne have been pictured coaching, giving Leicester hope, whereas Wilfried Ndidi might additionally return for the conflict.
Their assault remained unscathed in the course of the worldwide break, and the likes of Jamie Vardy and James Maddison will fancy themselves in opposition to a makeshift Liverpool defence.
Goalkeeper Danny Ward might additionally make his Premier League debut… greater than two YEARS after becoming a member of Leicester in the summertime of 2018.