Senior man axed in Klopp 4-2-3-1: Liverpool best possible XI v Leicester
COMMENT By Dominic Toner
Liverpool should drop experienced campaigner Lucas from the starting line-up against Leicester.
The 30-year-old should be named on the bench by Jurgen Klopp and replaced by Dejan Lovren in the defence.
Klopp confirmed that Lovren is set to make his long-awaited return from injury to train on Saturday, meaning he could be involved against the Foxes.
The Merseyside club should make just that one change from the team that beat Tottenham 2-0 in their last game.
Liverpool travel to the King Power Stadium on Monday night for a Premier League clash and need the three points to keep their top four aspirations alive.
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The Foxes will be desperate for a result as they aim to fight relegation, but will be feeling following the sacking of Claudio Ranieri.
Klopp’s sole focus is now on the Premier League and he has his best players to choose from for the clash.
Simon Mignolet should continue as the goalkeeper ahead of Loris Karius and will be confident of keeping a clean sheet against an inconsistent Leicester attack.
Lovren should take his place in a full strength back four and partner Joel Matip at centre-back, while Nathaniel Clyne and James Milner continue in the full-back positions.
Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana should continue in midfield as they give the Liverpool side a great balance.
Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane should lead the frontline, and should be able to exploit Leicester’s centre-back pairing of Robert Hurth and Wes Morgan.
In other Liverpool team news, Klopp has revealed the return date of their 24-year-old attacker.