Liverpool v Leicester preview

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel is suspended for the visit of Leicester with Kolo Toure likely to step in as a replacement.

Fellow centre-back Dejan Lovren only returned to training this week after missing the last three matches with a groin injury and is more likely to feature in the weekend’s FA Cup tie.

Captain Steven Gerrard returns to central midfield after being rested on Monday against Swansea.

Left-back Paul Konchesky is suspended for Leicester’s trip to Liverpool after his sending off in their 1-0 win at Hull on Sunday.

Andy King is also sidelined with a thigh injury which is also likely to rule him out of Saturday’s FA Cup tie with Newcastle but Jamie Vardy is back after a ban and Tom Lawrence is in the frame after his loan at Rotherham.

Kasper Schmeichel is out with his broken foot while Matt Upson (foot) will also not return for a few weeks.

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