Team news for Liverpool’s match versus Leicester
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has announced his lineup for tonight’s Premier League match against Leicester City.
The Reds made one alteration following their Boxing Day 3-1 win over Aston Villa. In the absence of Fabinho, Harvey Elliott steps into the midfield. He is unable to attend the game owing to personal obligations.
Apart from that, everything is how it should be as Liverpool prepares for their first game in nearly seven weeks at Anfield. Injuries to Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, and Roberto Firmino have kept Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the left wing.
Ibrahima Konate returns to the squad after taking a break after helping France reach the World Cup final.
Caoimhin Kelleher, the team’s second-choice keeper, is out, so Adrian fills in. On the bench are teenagers Stefan Bajcetic, who scored his first senior goal against Villa, Ben Doak, and Bobby Clark.
Injuries have been reported for Roberto Firmino, James Milner, Curtis Jones, Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, and Arthur Melo.
For the second game in a row, there is no Calvin Ramsay in the lineup.
Liverpool’s starting lineup is as follows: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Thiago, Elliott, Salah, Nunez, and Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Adrian, Gomez, Konate, Keita, Tsimikas, Carvalho, Clark, Bajcetic, Doak are the substitutes.
Liverpool’s ‘£70 million transfer target’ reportedly earns barely £3,500 per week.
Moises Caicedo, a midfielder for Brighton & Hove Albion, is garnering interest from Liverpool ahead of the January transfer window, but he is reputedly the Seagulls’ lowest paid
Liverpool’s “£70 million transfer target” reportedly earns barely £3,500 per week at his present club.
The Reds are reportedly interested in signing Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo during the January transfer window. Despite the Seagulls paying a hefty fee for the 21-year-old, Spotrac reports that he is the lowest paid player in the current first-team roster.
His salary are thought to have remained unchanged since signing for Brighton from Independiete del Valle in his native Ecuador in 2021, implying that he is being paid just £3,500 per week.
Caicedo has not signed a new contract since moving to England, with his existing term expiring in the summer of 2025 and reputedly paying £182,000 per year.
That could soon change, with the midfielder starring in the center of the field for both club and country in 2022. Caicedo has emerged as a major figure at the Amex after returning from a loan spell at Beerschot in January.
He has now made 27 senior appearances for Brighton, scoring twice and assisting twice. Caicedo also performed admirably for Ecuador at the recent World Cup in Qatar.
Despite the fact that they were eliminated at the group stage, he played in all three of their games and scored in the last encounter against Ecuador.
Those performances have not gone unnoticed, with Liverpool joining Newcastle United and Chelsea in recent weeks in being linked with a move.
Manchester United were also said to be interested in signing Caicedo during the summer, but the deal fell through.
According to the Express, Brighton would have to spend more than £60 million to part ways with Caicedo during the January transfer window, with other sources stating Liverpool has already had a bid turned down.
Jurgen Klopp has already identified his midfield as an area for strengthening after failing to buy a player in the position during the last transfer window. Loanee Arthur Melo is also out with an injury, restricting Liverpool’s midfield depth.