Liverpool team v Leicester: Surprises in attack and a return for key midfielder?

Posted in rrfyekym on January 6th, 2020

first_img 2 Liverpool will be confident of extending their Premier League winning streak to three-in-a-row when rock bottom Leicester City visit Anfield on New Year’s Day.The Reds were 3-1 victors in the reverse fixture on December 2 and know a victory on Merseyside will enhance their top four credentials.Brendan Rodgers is expected to shuffle his pack again, following Monday’s victory against Swansea, but is likely to keep faith with the 3-4-2-1 system that has seen an upturn in form.Dare RodgersHere’s how Liverpool could line up against Leicester… 2 Liverpool starlet Raheem Sterling DefenceMartin Skrtel is suspended for the clash against Leicester and Kolo Toure is expected to replace the Slovakian. Emre Can, who impressed at centre-back against Swansea, will remain at the back, due to Dejan Louvren’s groin injury. The former Southampton defender is back in training but is more likely to feature in next Monday’s FA Cup clash with AFC Wimbledon.MidfieldSteven Gerrard will return from a well-earned break against Swansea and is expected to be joined by Jordan Henderson in the middle of the park. Lucas is the man expected to make way for the return for the Reds captain. Javier Manquillo and Alberto Moreno should remain as wing-backs, after positive showings against the Swans.AttackDespite his excellent form, Adam Lallana could be rested after starting five consecutive games, with a view to upcoming matches and the possibility of bringing him on as a sub if need be. That would leave room for the in-form Lazar Markovic, while Philippe Coutinho is expected to retain his position just behind the front man. Rodgers will be reluctant to drop Raheem Sterling, who has scored three goals in his last four matches, and the young England star should remain as the focal point of a ‘striker-less’ attack.How would you like to see Liverpool line up against Leicester on New Year’s Day? Comment below…last_img read more

The Big One

Posted in dnxjvxyy on January 6th, 2020

first_imgWHILE recent rumblings out of Chatsworth have Southern California residents speculating about when the “Big One” might strike, Peruvians got the haunting answer to that question Thursday morning. That’s when an 8.0-magnitude earthquake unleashed massive devastation, killing at least 500 people. Massive parts of the country now have no power, no clean water and little hope. This is the constant danger that comes with living in seismologically sensitive areas. We know that it’s not a matter of if, but when, we will experience such destruction, and a quake even more severe than the Northridge Earthquake of 1994. When that time comes, we will depend greatly on the kindness and charity of others. Food and money will pour in from around the country and the world to ease our plight. For now, thankfully, it’s our turn to be on the giving end of the help line. Peru needs our support, and we need to provide it. To contribute to Peruvian quake relief, call Operation USA at (800) 678-7255, or go to www.opusa.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more