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Liverpool’s Premier League fixtures compared to Champions League rivals after Newcastle draw



Newcastle United have extended their lead over Liverpool in the Champions League qualifying race

Liverpool received a silver lining in their Champions League hopes when Rasmus Christensen secured a draw for Leeds United against Newcastle United

Luke Ayling scored the opening goal when he fired into the net after being quickest to respond to Nick Pope’s reflex save on Robin Koch’s header. Patrick Bamford had the chance to double the lead for Sam Allardyce’s side after Joelinton brought down Junior Firpo.

However, the England keeper guessed how to outsmart the striker from the penalty spot. Minutes later, Callum Wilson was awarded a penalty himself after a wild shot from Maximilian Wober into the penalty area prevented Simon Hooper from awarding another penalty.

Joel Robles guessed right, but the 31-year-old’s shot was enough to land in the net. A moment of madness from Firpo earned the Magpies another second-half penalty and the Englishman converted again.

Elland Road was delighted again as Rasmus Kristensen’s deflected shot leveled the teams with 12 minutes remaining.

Below is an overview of the Reds’ last three games:

May 15 – Leicester City (A): Leicester City suffered a heavy defeat last time out away at Fulham. It would be no surprise to expect a reaction from Dean Smith’s side when they host Liverpool on Monday.

May 20 – Aston Villa (H): Unai Emery’s side suffered straight defeats to Manchester United and Wolves to all-but end their aspirations of Europe. While the pressure will be off slightly, Liverpool have extra incentive to cement their spot in the hat for Europe next season – whatever the competition.

May 28 – Southampton (A): The Reds will be hoping their name will already be in the hat for European competition next season by this stage. The curtain for their Premier League campaign comes down against Southampton, who currently sit bottom of the table.

And here’s the final fixtures for the other clubs in the race for Europe:

Newcastle United – 3rd position (66 points)

Brighton (H) – May 18

Leicester City (H) – May 22

Chelsea (A) – May 28

Manchester United – 4th position (63 points)

Wolves (H) – May 13

Bournemouth (A) – May 20

Chelsea (H) – May 25

Fulham (H) – May 28

Tottenham Hotspur – 6th position (57 points)

Aston Villa (A) – May 13

Brentford (H) – May 20

Leeds (A) – May 28

Brighton – 7th position (55 points)

Arsenal (A) – May 14

Newcastle United (A) – May 18

Southampton (H) – May 21

Manchester City (H) – May 24

Aston Villa (A) – May 28

Aston Villa – 8th position (54 points)

Tottenham Hotspur (H) – May 13

Liverpool (A) – May 20

Brighton (H) – May 28


10 important things to know before Leicester vs. Liverpool

Liverpool travel to Leicester in hopes of keeping Man United and Newcastle under pressure for a top four finish.

King Power hosted Liverpool’s Community Shield victory over Man City in August, but the Reds last visited Leicester in the league it was a 1-0 defeat. The Reds visit the Foxes and are aiming for a seventh straight win in what is by far the most consistent form for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season.

Two own goals from Wout Faes were enough to reclaim Liverpool’s three points in December and the Reds will be looking to clinch the double against Monday’s opponents for the first time since 2019/20.

Here are 10 things you need to know ahead of Leicester vs Liverpool.

1. Still no Bobby

Fans hoping to catch a glimpse of Roberto Firmino against Leicester as he nears his departure will be disappointed on Monday night.

The coach revealed in his pre-game press conference that the Brazilian is “almost there” but will not play against the Foxes.

He gives the forward just two more chances to don the red shirt before he departs this summer, with next Saturday’s visit to Aston Villa being his last appearance at Anfield.

2. Smith can humiliate Liverpool

The Reds have taken the spoils in five of their seven games against Dean Smith-led sides, but the current Leicester manager emphatically beat Liverpool on the other two occasions. Smith oversaw a 7-2 win over the Reds and a 5-0 win over Liverpool’s second-youngest team in club history in October 2020, while the Club World Cup first team was at the Qatar, both with Aston Villa.

Given that one of those wins came in the middle of a pandemic and the other Liverpool team was over 4,000 miles away, we’re happy to pretend that neither game actually happened!

3. An Unhappy Hunting Ground

The Reds have won their last two games against Leicester but things haven’t always gone well against Monday night’s opponents.

Klopp’s side have gone three winless in this fixture ahead of their two 2022 wins at Anfield and have lost on each of their last two trips to the King Power Stadium.

Since their promotion to the top flight in 2014, Leicester have won five of their nine home games against Liverpool. 4. Expect goals

At the risk of casting a curse on the match, the sides have not drawn goalless in their last 19 encounters.

You’d have to go back to 2004 to find out the last time Liverpool and Leicester went 0-0 in this game, with goals scored in every encounter since the Foxes regained their Premier League status.

5. A welcome break

The nine-day gap between matches comes at the end of a busy period for the Reds. Liverpool played six games in 28 days in April and May, with the rest after Brentford giving the team a chance to enjoy some well-earned days at Barcelona.

Now rested and recovered, let’s hope the Reds are ready to take advantage of the break and demonstrate the class difference between the two teams.

6. Will Salah surpass Stevie?

Mohamed Salah has made a habit of stepping up this season and his debut goal against Brentford equaled one of the all-time greats. The Egyptian is now fifth in the club’s all-time goalscoring charts along with Steven Gerrard and has a chance to overtake the former captain by scoring against the Foxes.

Ian Rush’s tally of 346 in all competitions is still a long way off but Salah will no doubt have Billy Liddell’s tally of 228 in sight next season if he is looking to move up the ranks.

7. An unwanted triplet for the Fae?

The Leicester centre-back has been an integral part of the team this season, but his recent visit to Anfield was memorable for the 25-year-old. Faes scored twice from the wrong side to give Liverpool a 2-1 win in December and will be hoping not to give the Reds another hand on this occasion.

8. Mr. Reliable

You’d be forgiven for thinking all of James Milner’s cameos between now and the end of the campaign are sentimental, but recent appearance stats suggest otherwise.

Since captaining the Reds from right-back at home at Chelsea in January, the 37-year-old has played in 16 of Liverpool’s last 17 Premier League games and continues to provide invaluable leadership and experience right up to his final day at the club. .

Don’t be at all surprised if the midfielder is introduced from the bench on Monday evening. 9. Responsible Pawson

Craig Pawson will referee Monday night’s clash in a replay of the December return game.

Klopp has criticized Pawson in the past, questioning two key decisions in his side’s 3-2 defeat at West Ham in November 2021.

He will be joined on the touchline by Harry Lennard and Marc Perry, while Andre Marriner is the match’s fourth official.

ten Follow what’s happening with us!

Leicester v Liverpool is shown live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Coverage will begin at 7:00 p.m. (BST) before the 8:00 p.m. kick-off.

If you want to get a glimpse of Liverpool, be sure to check out TIA’s live blog which will be available from 7.15pm that evening.

Please do it seven times in a row, Reds!

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