Premier League, as it happened: Milner penalty gives Liverpool late win

Liverpool vs Leicester City LIVE scores, updates and commentary: Follow our blog of the Premier League match between the top four sides

Mane challenges for the ball against Leicester City.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE blog of the Premier League match between Liverpool and Leicester City.

 

 

PREVIEW

iverpool's perfect start to the Premier League season is under threat from an in-form Leicester led by a manager with a point to prove at Anfield in Brendan Rodgers.

The European champion has a five-point lead at the top of the table over Manchester City, but Leicester is the closest challenger to the top two as it aims to break the glass ceiling of the top six.

The Foxes' chances have been aided by the early-season struggles of Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

All four have winnable fixtures to get back on track this weekend, but Spurs is most in need of a lift after a 7-2 Champions League mauling by Bayern Munich in midweek.

Rodgers returns to Liverpool at helm of high-flying Leicester

Brendan Rodgers returns to Anfield for the first time since he was sacked by the Reds in 2015. The Northern Irishman has since rebuilt his reputation, winning seven trophies in two-and-a-half seasons at Celtic before making the move back to the Premier League with the Foxes in February.

Since Rodgers replaced Claude Puel, Leicester has the third-best record in the league behind relentless Liverpool and defending champion City.

A 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle last weekend saw Rodgers's men open up a two-point lead on the chasing pack in third and they have shown their ability to test the traditional top six with a 1-1 draw at Chelsea and 2-1 victory over Tottenham already this season.

However, Rodgers knows ending Liverpool's unbeaten run at home in the Premier League since April 2017 is a much tougher challenge.