LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 7, 2021: Liverpool's Ozan Kabak during the pre-match warm-up before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Leicester: Kabak starts in Reds debut

Ozan Kabak has been selected to make his debut against Leicester this afternoon, with Jurgen Klopp making two changes to his XI.

After a rare five-day break, the Reds are back on the road to meet a Leicester side who currently sit three points and one place ahead in the table.

It means an opportunity to leapfrog Brendan Rodgers’ side is on the table with a return to winning ways, but they will have to do it without Fabinho.

The Brazilian once again succumbed to injury to force another change in the back-line, but his national compatriot Alisson remains between the sticks this afternoon.

In central defence, Kabak makes his Liverpool debut alongside Jordan Henderson while both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson occupy their respective flanks.

With the captain deployed at the back, Gini Wijnaldum will hold on to his position in the No. 6 role and is joined by James Milner and Curtis Jones – with Thiago starting on the bench.

And Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino will continue to lead the line – the latter of whom will be looking to add to his record six goals against the Foxes.

The boss will also have the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Thiago and Xherdan Shaqiri to call from the bench – while Divock Origi is ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Leicester: Schmeichel; Soyuncu, Evans, Amartey; Pereira, Ndidi, Tielemans, Albrighton; Maddison, Barnes; Vardy

Substitutes: Ward, Choudhury, Fuchs, Mendy, Thomas, Daley-Campbell, Prezez, Under, Inheanacho

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Henderson, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Milner, Jones; Salah, Mane, Firmino

Substitutes: Adrian, Phillips, N.Williams, R.Williams, Tsimikas, Thiago, Clarkson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Shaqiri

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