The Reds begin their Christmas fixtures in the throes of COVID-19, injury, illness and suspension, with two games to come in three days in the Premier League.
First up, however, is a League Cup quarter-final that, arguably, both sides would rather not play, though speaking before kickoff, assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders insisted: “We don’t look further than this game.”
Lijnders was on pre-match media duties, but Klopp is in the dugout tonight as ever, and has made big changes from the side that drew 2-2 at Tottenham.
Liverpool: Kelleher; Bradley, Gomez, Koumetio, Tsimikas; Morton, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Williams, Minamino, Firmino
Substitutes: Pitaluga, Konate, Quansah, Beck, Milner, Keita, Gordon, Woltman, Jota
Leicester: Schmeichel; Ricardo, Ndidi, Soyuncu, Thomas; Tielemans, Soumare, Dewsbury-Hall, Maddison; Daka, Vardy
Substitutes: Stolarczyk, Bertrand, Vestergaard, Nelson, Mendy, Albrighton, Lookman, Perez, Iheanacho