Liverpool vs Leicester team news and line-ups: Is Van Dijk fit for key clash?

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The two clubs go head-to-head in the Premier League tonight

Liverpool can open up a seven point lead at the top of the Premier League table if they beat Leicester tonight.

Manchester City lost at Newcastle yesterday and the Reds will be eager to capitalise on their title rival’s slip-up.

Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk has been suffering with an illness recently

Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk has been suffering with an illness recently

Leicester have lost four of their last five games and Claude Puel’s future at the club continues to be called into question.

Liverpool won the last time the two sides met with Roberto Firmino netting the winner in a 2-1 victory at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester boss Claude Puel is under major pressure

Leicester boss Claude Puel is under major pressure

Liverpool vs Leicester: Team news

Liverpool star Virgil Van Dijk is expected to be fit to face Leicester after overcoming illness.

The influential centre-back returned to training on Monday and is expected to start the vital game at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp has an issue at right-back with Trent Alexander-Arnold out, Joe Gomez still recovering from injury and stand-in James Milner suspended.

Midfielder Fabinho or youngster Rafael Camacho are likely to deputise.

For the away side, Harry Maguire is fit after overcoming the leg injury he sustained in the defeat at Wolves last time out.

Daniel Amartey is a long-term absentee as he continues to recover from a broken ankle suffered in October.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool need to beat Leicester this evening

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool need to beat Leicester this evening

Liverpool vs Leicester: Kick-off time and how to follow

The Premier League clash at Anfield will get underway at 8pm this evening.

talkSPORT will be around the grounds tonight with our coverage getting going from 7pm and you can find out how to tune in by clicking here.

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