Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Leicester City: Can returns after Henderson injury

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Emre Can will take his place in midfield for Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Leicester City, following injury to Jordan Henderson.

The Reds finally return to action when they take on the managerless Foxes at the King Power Stadium in Monday night’s 8pm kickoff (GMT).

After a strong 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur last time out, the fixture list gave Liverpool a 16-day break, which saw Jurgen Klopp oversee warm-weather training in La Manga.

However, while they were also afforded some downtime to prepare themselves for a concerted effort in the final 13 games of the season, injury issues have persisted on Merseyside.

This saw Henderson (foot) ruled out for the trip to the East Midlands, with Klopp making one change to the side that beat Spurs.

Simon Mignolet keeps his place in goal, behind a back four of Nathaniel Clyne, Joel Matip, Lucas Leiva and James Milner.

With Henderson absent, Can lines up in the No. 6 role, flanked by Georginio Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana, with the former shaking off a calf injury to feature.

In attack, Roberto Firmino is joined by Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho, as they look to continue their fine form as a trio up front.

Henderson’s injury means the captain fails to even make the substitutes’ bench, with Dejan Lovren also missing out due to a knee problem and Daniel Sturridge out with illness.

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Leicester City: Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs; Mahrez, Drinkwater, Ndidi, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy

Substitutes: Zieler, Chilwell, Amartey, King, Gray, Slimani, Ulloa

Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Lucas, Milner; Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana; Mane, Coutinho, Firmino

Substitutes: Karius, Klavan, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Stewart, Woodburn, Origi

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