Leicester City have received a boost to their depleted defence with Timothy Castagne and Wesley Fofana both fit to face Liverpool on Sunday.
Castagne has missed the last four City games with a hamstring injury but has returned to training and will be available for selection at Anfield.
Meanwhile, City were given a scare over Fofana when he pulled out of France’s Under-21 squad with a knee problem, but the issue was not serious, and he is fit to take on the reigning champions.
The fixture comes too early for Ricardo Pereira, Wilfred Ndidi and Caglar Soyuncu, albeit the trio are making good progress.
Ricardo, out since March with a cruciate ligament injury, could make his comeback with City’s Under-23s next week as they host West Ham at the King Power Stadium on Monday.
Get the full injury update here.
Klopp on how to stop ‘proper player’ Vardy
Jurgen Klopp said the only way to stop Jamie Vardy is to cut off his supply line as the Liverpool boss heaped praise on the Leicester City number nine’s technical ability.
“His speed [makes him so difficult to stop], first and foremost“, Klopp told a press conference. “It is incredible and how he uses that, how smart he is, how he developed his game over the years.
“He’s a massive threat for everybody, he really gambles in a good way with the last line, taking the risk in these situations.
“But his technical ability is really good as well, not only finishing but also the rest, the first touch, all these kind of things. Jamie is a proper, proper player, I have to say.
“It is always a challenge to defend him and the only way know I know to defend him is to make sure he does not get the pass he wants.”
Rodgers changes mind on subs rule
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has altered his stance on the issue of five substitutes and now back plans to increase the number of changes allowed.
The Premier League is the only major competition in Europe to limit substitutes to three this season after the Championship voted to change their rules in midweek.
While Premier League bosses have twice rejected the return to five substitutes, as was the case during Project Restart, at a virtual meeting this week an increase to the number of changes was backed by 15 of the top-flight managers.
Rodgers has previously been against the plan, saying it provides an advantage to the wealthier clubs with deeper squads, and takes away a tactical element of the game: knowing which player to introduce from the bench, and when.
However, amid a busier schedule than any season before, Rodgers said he has now changed his mind, believing more substitutes would be beneficial for player welfare.
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Wasilewski calls it a day
Leicester City cult hero Marcin Wasilewski has announced his retirement from football at the age of 40.
The no-nonsense Polish defender has finally hung up his boots after his release by Wisla Krakow in the summer.
Wasilewski is fondly remembered by City fans for his take-no-prisoners approach to defending, the Pole spending four years at the King Power Stadium, helping the club to win the Championship title, avoid Premier League relegation in miraculous circumstances, and then win the biggest prize of all.
After arriving from Anderlecht, where he had also become a supporters’ favourite, he played 77 times for City in all competitions, scoring twice, away at Manchester United and Tottenham.
He left City aged 37, but rather than put his feet up, he spent three more years playing in his homeland before his retirement this summer.
Click here to read the tributes to Wasilewski.