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Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Leicester: Lovren, Matip and Can all start

Jurgen Klopp has made seven changes to his Liverpool starting lineup for Saturday’s crucial Premier League clash away to Leicester City.

The Reds have endured a miserable run of form in all competitions, with a loss and a draw in the Premier League, a draw in the Champions League and defeat in the League Cup.

Their cup exit came at the hands of Craig Shakespeare’s Foxes, who again provide the opposition as Liverpool make their sixth league outing of 2017/18.

Having shuffled his pack to include a host of fringe players and youngsters at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night, Klopp has restored his heavy hitters for Saturday.

Simon Mignolet takes over from Danny Ward between the sticks, despite the Wales international’s assured showing in midweek.

In defence, despite concerns over their fitness, Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip line up at centre-back, flanked by Joe Gomez and Alberto Moreno.

Jordan Henderson keeps his place in midfield, despite playing the full 90 minutes last time out, with the captain joined by Georginio Wijnaldum and Emre Can.

Having provided Roberto Firmino with a much-needed rest for the League Cup, the Brazilian returns to the forward line, alongside Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho.

Leicester City: Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell; Mahrez, Ndidi, King, Albrighton; Vardy, Okazaki

Substitutes: Hamer, Amartey, Fuchs, Iborra, Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani

Liverpool: Mignolet; Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Can; Salah, Coutinho, Firmino

Substitutes: Karius, Klavan, Alexander-Arnold, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Solanke, Sturridge

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