Rodgers provides injury updates on Ndidi, Pereira & more ahead of Liverpool vs Leicester


Liverpool vs Leicester

Sunday’s marquee Premier League tie will see Liverpool play host to Leicester.

And, though it remains only early in the season, the clash could go on to prove significant when it comes to the 2020/21 title race.

Ahead of the English top-flight’s return this weekend, it was Leicester who sat pretty atop the table, with 18 points from eight games.

Liverpool, meanwhile, were hot on their heels in 3rd.

The Reds, though, are set to be without all of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold on Sunday.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Leicester City reacts after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton FC at The King Power Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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Whilst it is Liverpool’s injury woes which are of course currently grabbing the headlines, it is worth noting that Leicester have been forced to deal with a number of issues of their own of late, too.

And, on Friday, Brendan Rodgers provided updates on several of his side’s sidelined stars.

First, the Leicester boss confirmed that Ricardo Pereira, who has been injured since last season, is back in first-team training, and progressing ‘really well’:

“Ricardo’s in training with the group, which is great news, and he’ll most probably play in a reserve game next week. He’s progressing really well.”

Rodgers went on to reveal that both Wilfred Ndidi and Caglar Soyuncu are also making steady progress, but remain ‘several weeks’ from a return to the pitch:

“Wilf is out on the field. He still has a number of weeks to go, but he’s progressing well. Söyüncü, likewise, is maybe a few weeks away, but training with the squad.

Timothy Castagne, on the other hand, is back fit:

“Timothy Castagne’s back in again, which is great news, and Wesley Fofana will be fine, so we’re slowly starting to get our players back.”

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 9 12 18
2 Leicester City FC 8 9 18
3 Tottenham Hotspur FC 8 10 17
4 Liverpool FC 8 2 17
5 Southampton FC 8 4 16
6 Aston Villa FC 7 9 15
7 Everton FC 8 2 13
8 Crystal Palace FC 8 0 13
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 8 -1 13
10 Manchester City FC 7 1 12
11 Arsenal FC 8 -1 12
12 West Ham United FC 8 4 11
13 Newcastle United FC 9 -5 11
14 Manchester United FC 7 -2 10
15 Leeds United 8 -3 10
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 8 -3 6
17 Fulham FC 8 -8 4
18 West Bromwich Albion 8 -11 3
19 Burnley FC 7 -9 2
20 Sheffield United FC 8 -10 1
Player Team Goals
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 9
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 8
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 8
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 8
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 7
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 7
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 6
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 6
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 5
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 5
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 4
Werner, Timo Chelsea FC 4
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 4
Jimenez, Raul Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4
Rodriguez, James Everton FC 3
Jorginho Chelsea FC 3
Adams, Che Southampton FC 3
Ward-Prowse, James Southampton FC 3