In all domestic cup-ties, Liverpool have played Leicester 12 times over eight ties, with Liverpool progressing five times.
And there have been seven goalless draws in 115 meetings between the teams in all competitions but the Reds have failed to score in only two of the last 26 home encounters in all games.
3 in a row for Taki?
Smicer scored in four in a row during that campaign that saw his team lift the trophy.
And should Mo Salah score once he will equal the club record for most goals scored in a season before Christmas in all competitions.
He has 22, one behind Roger Hunt who netted 23 in 1961/62 – Ian Rush in 1986/87 also scored 22.
Rotation and penalties?
Liverpool have not won in normal time at Anfield in the last four League Cup games.
History on the Reds’ side
Liverpool have lost only one of the six games this season in which they have conceded the game’s opening goal – at West Ham last month. They’ve won two and drawn three of the other five.
They are unbeaten in the last nine in all competitions (eight wins, one draw) since the 3-2 loss at West Ham.
The Reds have scored at least once in each of the last 33 games since Real Madrid kept a clean sheet at Anfield last April.
Not to mention, Liverpool are unbeaten in the last 14 games played on this date (11 wins, three draws) since losing 2-0 at Cardiff in 1923.
Visitors good from the spot
In the last seven seasons including this one, they have been involved in eight penalty shoot-outs in this competition.
This Season’s Scorers
Leicester: Vardy 9, Daka 7, Maddison 5, Tielemans 5, Barnes 4, Iheanacho 3, Lookman 3, Evans 2, Albrighton 1, Amartey 1, Dewsbury-Hall 1, Ndidi 1, Perez 1, Soyuncu 1
* Stats courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea (@ged0407).