Premier League: Team news, lineups for Leicester City vs Liverpool

Skipper Jordan Henderson makes his maiden start for the Reds this season.

Premier League: Team news, lineups for Leicester City vs Liverpool

Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah (Photo: AFP)

Leicester City vs Liverpool is the first Premier League fixture of Matchday 4 and the lineups for the tie at the King Power Stadium are out.

The hosts are lining up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Demarai Gray leading the line.

Rachid Ghezzal, James Maddisson and Marc Albrighton provide support while Onyinye Ndidi and Nampalys Mendy start in the central midfield pivot.

Kasper Schmeichel’s goal is guarded by the back-four of Ricardo Pereira, Wesley Morgan, Harry Maguire and Ben Chilwell.

Jurgen Klopp has made a change for the first time this season, with club captain Jordan Henderson replacing summer signing Naby Keita to make his maiden start to the campaign.

Alisson starts in goal, behind a familiar four-man defence of Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner partner Henderson in midfield while up front it’s the formidable three of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane that feature.

Liverpool are topping the Premier League with three wins from three this season, but their trip to the King Power is arguably their biggest test so far.

Leicester have recovered from their opening-day loss to Manchester United to register three wins on the trot themselves (all competitions) and will be fancying their chances of causing an upset.

The Reds could, provisionally, be three points clear if they secure the win in Saturday’s early kick-off game.

Leicester City: Schmeichel, Pereira, Maguire, Morgan (C), Chilwell, Ndidi, Mendy, Ghezzal, Maddisson, Albrighton and Gray.

Liverpool: Alisson, Robertson, van Dijk, Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Wijnaldum, Henderson (C), Milner, Mane, Firmino and Salah.

Match kicks off at 1700 IST.