Leicester City vs Liverpool, Premier League: live score updates
Premier League betting: offers and suggested bets 6:13PM 42 mins Firmino smacks a shot just past the post, leaving Liverpool fans with their hands on their heads. That could easily have been a third goal for the Reds. 6:12PM 41 mins Graham Poll says Okazaki was “probably just onside.” Controversy at the King Power! 6:10PM 39 mins The ball's in the back of the Liverpool net, but Okazaki's effort is ruled out for offside. Replays appear to show Okazaki was being played on. That will definitely be a talking point at half time. 6:07PM 35 mins Ben Chilwell pings a perilous low cross into the Liverpool area, but Simon Mignolet gets his hands on the ball before it can find either Shinji Okazaki or Jamie Vardy. Chilwell has been one of the few bright sparks for Leicester so far Credit: Plumb Images 6:02PM 31 mins Salah, Coutinho and Firmino are combining well and putting Leicester under sustained pressure. 5:58PM 26 mins Mahrez wins a free kick 30 yards out, having been fouled by Alberto Moreno. Marc Albrighton's delivery into the box is easily cleared. 5:54PM What a free kick Coutinho takes full advantage of the dead-ball situation, sending a beautiful effort sailing past a despairing Schmeichel. Leicester have a lot to do to get back into this game. Coutinho shoots - and scores! Credit: John Sibley/Action Images via Reuters 5:53PM GOAL! Philippe Coutinho has doubled Liverpool's lead - it's now 0-2. Leicester 0 - 2 Liverpool (Philippe Coutinho, 23 min) 5:52PM 21 mins It's a caution for Wilfred Ndidi, as he brings down Alberto Moreno right in front of the Leicester box. Liverpool have a free kick in a great position. 5:51PM 19 mins Liverpool are dominating possession here and putting it to good use, marauding into the Leicester half over and over again. 5:47PM Salah puts Liverpool ahead What a cross from Coutinho! His curling delivery finds Salah at the back post, and he guides a header past Schmeichel and into the back of the net. 1-0 to the visitors. Salah celebrates his opener Credit: Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley 5:46PM Time on ball (0 - 15 min) Possession: Leicester vs Liverpool 5:46PM GOAL! An early opener from Mohamed Salah makes it 0-1 to Liverpool. Leicester 0 - 1 Liverpool (Mohamed Salah, 15 min) 5:44PM 12 mins So close for Liverpool! Emre Can shoots low from 25 yards and his effort ricochets off the upright, falling to the feet of Mohamed Salah. Salah can only sidefoot the rebound wide from a great position, however. That's a let-off for Leicester. 5:43PM Liverpool respond The visitors have their first shot of the game, in reply to two so far from Leicester. Leicester vs Liverpool shots on goal 5:42PM Liverpool enjoying plenty of touches of the ball so far Liverpool have had 133 touches of the ball compared to 43 by Leicester. Leicester vs Liverpool 5:38PM 7 mins Jordan Henderson pumps a dangerous ball into the box, and it's cleared for a corner. Coutinho is on set pieces but his first is straight into the arms of Kasper Schmeichel. 5:36PM 5 mins First chance of the match! Jamie Vardy gets in behind the Liverpool defence and shoots straight at Simon Mignolet from a tight angle. Mignolet parries it away into the path of Riyad Mahrez, but the Algerian can only fire over. Leicester are looking threatening on the break, as per usual. Vardy sees his effort saved Credit: Geoff Caddick/AFP 5:34PM 2 mins Liverpool produce a flowing passing move which leaves Emre Can in space to the right of the box, but he sees three consecutive crosses blocked. Hopefully the quality of delivery will improve as the match goes on. 5:29PM The teams are out ... and saluted by the King Power's plastic clappers. Without getting into a debate about whether or not plastic clappers are a symptom of the malaise at the heart of modern football, time to settle in and enjoy the match. 4:45PM Coutinho starts for Liverpool He wasn't at his best on Tuesday, but Coutinho is once again in the starting line-up. Can he win back Liverpool fans' affections with his performance today? Coutinho arrives at the King Power Credit: Plumb Images 4:34PM Can Liverpool avenge their midweek defeat? It's a rematch of the midweek League Cup clash between Leicester and Liverpool in today's late kick-off, and Jurgen Klopp will be hoping his team can do better than they did on Tuesday night. The Reds lost 2-0 at the King Power Stadium and crashed out of the cup at the first hurdle, with Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani getting the goals for Craig Shakespeare's side. Liverpool's defence came in for a lot of criticism after the match, with Klopp saying he was “really sick” of conceding soft goals. The line-ups will be considerably different for their meeting in the Premier League, but Liverpool's defensive shortcomings still loom large over the match. They have already conceded nine goals in the league this season, four more than anyone else in the top ten. Leicester are similarly leaky in defence, even if their blunders at the back have attracted fewer back-page headlines. It seems highly unlikely this fixture will end up goalless, especially with Jamie Vardy returning for the home side. Victory for Leicester would put welcome distance between them and the bottom three, with only goal difference keeping them out of the drop zone at the moment. Three points for Liverpool would propel them towards the top four, but anything else could lead to whispers of disillusionment echoing meaningfully around Merseyside. Can Jurgen Klopp take Liverpool to the top? Credit: Matthew Ashton/Getty Images Europe 4:31PM Leicester team news Today's starting XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan (c), Maguire, Chilwell, Ndidi, King, Albrighton, Mahrez, Okazaki, Vardy. #LeiLivpic.twitter.com/aRGjQPI7vL— Leicester City (@LCFC) September 23, 2017 4:31PM Liverpool team news �� Confirmed #LFC matchday squad to face @LCFCpic.twitter.com/LPFwQnTIDy— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 23, 2017 4:23PM Match preview What is it? It's the second meeting in a week between the Premier League champions of 2015-16 and the 18-time champions of England. On Tuesday night in the Carabao Cup - and yes it still feels strange to type the words Carabao Cup - Leicester hosted Liverpool at the King Power and won 2-0. Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani scored the second-half goals to give the home side the same margin of victory as their 2015-16 encounter in the Premier League, in the city we all like to refer to as Ratae Corieltauvorum. Back then it was Jamie Vardy's two goals that sent Liverpool on their way with a 2-0 defeat. Last season Leicester ran out 3-1 winners in Craig Shakespeare's first match in charge. When is it? It's on the weekend of the sixth round of Premier League fixtures, specifically on Saturday, September 23. What time is kick-off? This match between 15th-placed Leicester and eighth-placed Liverpool (at least those were the positions when Saturday came) has been selected for your tea-time treat. It kicks off at the aforementioned King Power Stadium at 5.30pm. What TV channel is it on? The match will be broadcast in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on BT Sport 1. Those of you without access to British Telecom's premier sports channel should join Will Magee right here for our live blog that will inform and entertain. What is the team news, who is injured and suspended? Leicester gave groin-troubled Vardy the night off in the Carabao Cup but he is likely to start on Saturday evening if he passes a fitness test. Two other regular squad members, Christian Fuchs and Leonardo Ulloa, have also been monitored during the week and given the all-clear, though Ben Chilwell may still deputise for the Austria left-back and Ulloa's place on the bench is no longer assured now that Kelechi Iheanacho is match fit, and Slimani and Okazaki made the difference on Tuesday night. Vicente Iborra hurt his groin on Tuesday and may have to sit out the rematch, while Matt James is out for the rest of October with an achilles injury. Robert Huth's ankle problem has kept him sidelined since the summer and there has been no date fixed for his return. Pick your Leicester side to play Liverpool Dejan Lovren is unlikely to make it back to play at centre-half having withdrawn from the last two line-ups with a back injury. He has not been able to train all week and Joel Matip, Jurgen Klopp's other default selection, did not play in the Carabao Cup after sustaining a knock during the draw with Burnley. He is far more likely to make it. Emre Can played the 90 minutes against Burnley but missed out on the squad for midweek after also suffering some bruising. He is in Saturday's squad and Klopp's plans. The main question, though, is whether he will start Philippe Coutinho and if he does, how long will he give him. England internationals Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana continue to be long-term absentees, and also missing will be Sadio Mane who is serving the last match of his three-game suspension for the red card he received at the Etihad. Pick your Liverpool XI to take on Leicester What are they saying? Kasper Schmeichel, Leicester City “I think we can expect a reaction from Liverpool,” the goalkeeper told the Leicester website and LCFC TV. “It was clear to see that their manager wasn’t happy after the game, so he’ll be rallying them up. “They’ll want a reaction, but we’ve got to not just match that, but outdo that. We have to make sure that Tuesday was a momentum changer for us so that we get back into that winning habit again. “Liverpool are a top side and if you look at their front line, it’s formidable. It’s very fluid and fast. Kasper Schmeichel has helped to ensure Liverpool have lost all three games at the King Power under Jurgen Klopp's management Credit: PETER POWELL/EPA “It’s enjoyable to play against them because you want to be playing against the best and testing yourself all the time against the best. “We’ve had some really good results against Liverpool, so we’re hoping that can continue.” Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool “I think both teams will not think too much about this [Carabao Cup] game because there will be different line-ups for sure, on both sides obviously,” said the German. “Leicester has a typical style of play: Jamie Vardy is a pretty key player for this kind of play and also [Riyad] Mahrez and both were not involved. “They go for set-pieces: [Christian] Fuchs will be back probably so that means throw-ins are back in the game and all that stuff.” What does the table look like? What are the odds? Leicester 3/1 Liverpool 10/11 Draw 5/2 Best-priced accumulators | New customer offers What's our prediction? Although both sides will make changes from Tuesday's line-ups which make that game largely irrelevant, Leicester were superb in their last two home league meetings with Liverpool and we think they can make it four in a row against Klopp's Reds. Leicester 2-1 Liverpool.