Liverpool’s 100% winning record will come under scrutiny as the Reds welcome Leicester City in Saturday’s Premier League clash at Anfield.
The mouth-watering encounter will also see Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers return to Anfield for the first time since leaving Liverpool.
Both teams have made impressive starts to the season, with Liverpool still perfect in the league after seven games and Leicester sitting third in the table.
Head To Head
Liverpool have not lost a home league game against Leicester since May 2000, winning six of their eight such meetings with the Foxes since then.
Leicester did manage to come away with a 1-1 draw from the corresponding fixture in January, though, ending a run of three successive league defeats at the hands of the Reds.
Should they become the first English side to take points off Liverpool this season then it would be the first time they have avoided defeat against the Anfield outfit in back-to-back matches since 2000.
The stats suggest just that – Liverpool’s 43-match unbeaten league run at Anfield is the longest current streak in Europe’s top five leagues and the second-longest in their history, after only a 63-game streak between February 1978 and December 1980.
The fact that that run was ended by Leicester will not be lost on the more studious of football historians, but Klopp’s side do look almost unstoppable at home right now, winning their last 12 Anfield outings across all competitions.
It remains to be seen whether Leicester are brave enough to give it as much of a go as a Salzburg side playing in what could be the biggest game in a lot of their careers, but it would have given the Foxes confidence that an open, expansive style can still hurt a Liverpool side that usually relishes such space.
Possible Line Ups
Liverpool: Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Leicester:Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Perez, Maddison, Ndidi, Tielemans, Barnes; Vardy
Liverpool’s form has not been quite as emphatic as their results suggest – they could have easily dropped points in games against Southampton, Chelsea, Sheffield United and Salzburg – but they do keep finding ways to win.
Leicester will be a very difficult test – arguably their hardest of the domestic season so far in terms of the form book – and should have enough about them to get a goal at Anfield, but we are once again backing Liverpool to get the job done.