Liverpool host Leicester tonight (February 10) hoping to compound the misery on former manager Brendan Rodgers. 

Both sides faced Championship opposition in the FA Cup last weekend.  


The Reds progressed with a comfortable win against Cardiff, but the Foxes succumbed to Nottingham Forest.  

Despite that setback, Rodgers will take comfort from the reverse fixture.

His side derailed the Reds title charge with a 1-0 win after Mohamed Salah missed a penalty. 

Will Salah start?

Salah returned to training less than 48 hours after Egypt’s penalty shoot-out loss in the Africa Cup of Nations final. 

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that the Egyptian is in contention to play. 

“Mo is back. He trained yesterday and will train today,” He said yesterday.  

Sadio Mané will not be considered for selection, however, Klopp revealed that he has been allowed to celebrate his decisive penalty in the final. 

“It is a clear agreement with him, such a big thing, obviously everybody could see that celebration in Senegal.”

Is Luis Diaz Fit?

Klopp has a full squad available to choose from once the Senegal star returns, despite Luis Diaz taking a knock.  

Fans are excited after his 32 minutes cameo against the Bluebirds, and the German liked what he saw too. 


He said that it was only the start and there is “a lot more to come and we work on that.” 

Can Liverpool do the quadruple? 

The Reds are still in contention for a quadruple and Klopp called on the fans to create a special atmosphere. 

He said: “We want to squeeze absolutely everything out of this season. Whatever that means.” 

“If we as a club, as a team, together with our supporters, want to reach the maximum for us, we better start creating atmospheres on the highest levels.”  

The view from Leicester

Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool manager in 2012
Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool manager in 2012 (Creative Commons/ WBUR Boston’s NPR News)

Brendan Rodgers confirmed that his side have no fresh injuries.

Wesley Fofana (fibula), Jamie Vardy (hamstring), Jonny Evans (hamstring), Timothy Castagne (thigh) and Ryan Bertrand (knee) are still out.

Rodgers said: “It’s just been one of those seasons [with injuries], but we’ve never tried to use it as an excuse.”

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