Liverpool without Can and Klavan; Schmeichel fit to travel to Anfield with Leicester

Liverpool without Can and Klavan; Schmeichel fit to travel to Anfield with Leicester

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can and defender Ragnar Klavan will not be fit for the visit of Premier League champions Leicester.

The Germany international injured an ankle in the EFL Cup win over Burton on August 23 and will not be ready while Estonia centre-back Klavan reported back from international duty with a gashed and bruised knee.

Goalkeeper Loris Karius has returned to training after surgery on a broken hand and is likely to be on the bench.

Kasper Schmeichel is available for Leicester's trip to Liverpool after recovering from a hernia operation.

The goalkeeper came off in the Foxes' 2-1 win over Swansea last month and missed Denmark's 1-0 World Cup qualifying win over Armenia but is fit and will keep Ron-Robert Zieler on the bench for the Premier League match at Anfield.

Nampalys Mendy is out with an ankle injury while Jeff Schlupp will not be risked by boss Claudio Ranieri as he continues to recover from a muscle strain. Record signing Islam Slimani could make his debut after joining from Sporting Lisbon on deadline day.

Liverpool Provisional squad: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Mane, Firmino, Coutinho, Karius, Moreno, Grujic, Stewart, Lucas, Sturridge, Origi, Ings.

Leicester provisional squad: Schmeichel, Zieler, Chilwell, Fuchs, Morgan, Huth, Hernandez, Wasilewski, Simpson, Drinkwater, King, Amartey, James, Albrighton, Kapustka, Gray, Mahrez, Ulloa, Okazaki, Vardy, Musa, Slimani.


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