Liverpool vs Leicester
Liverpool played host to Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.
Brendan Rodgers would return to Anfield together with his Leicester aspect as much as third place within the league and in high quality type.
And the Foxes might have moved above Manchester City, ought to they've crushed Liverpool.
Nevertheless, Liverpool began the day prime of the desk with 21 points after profitable their opening seven PL games this marketing campaign.
Additionally, previous to dealing with Leicester, Liverpool have been unbeaten in their earlier 43 PL outings at residence.
43 – Liverpool are unbeaten in their final 43 Premier League residence games. Their only longer unbeaten house run within the top-flight (63 between 1978-1980) was ultimately ended by Leicester City. Premonition. #LIVLEI
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 5, 2019
Why Ox missed out
Forward of Saturday’s recreation with Leicester, Liverpool released their line-up an hour earlier than kick-off.
And it revealed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was not within the starting line-up or on the bench.
Chamberlain is just not a nailed-on starter for Liverpool but he has still been a daily of their squad this season, making 5 Premier League appearances earlier than Saturday.
So, his full omission was a bit unusual.
Nevertheless, the rationale for the midfielder’s absence has since been defined.
Each James Pearce of The Athletic and David Lynch of the Night Commonplace reported that Chamberlain was unnoticed of the Liverpool squad as a precautionary measure after being hit in the head by a ball in coaching on Friday.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain neglected of the #LFC squad as a precautionary measure after being hit within the head by a ball in coaching yesterday.
— David Lynch (@LynchStandard) October 5, 2019
Oxlade-Chamberlain received hit within the head by a ball in training at Melwood yesterday – omitted immediately as a precaution as he’s feeling the consequences. #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) October 5, 2019