Jeff Stelling on why he expects Leicester City to beat Liverpool at Anfield

Jeff Stelling on why he expects Leicester City to beat Liverpool.

Sky Sports Soccer Saturday presenter Jeff Stelling will be covering Liverpool's home game with Leicester on Boxing Day, and expects the goals to fall in the visitors favour.

Leicester are the league's surprise package and come into the game top of the league.

Stelling told Sky Sports he predicts Leicester will beat Liverpool 2-1, and explained that the Reds' poor form gives him little confidence.

He said: "Liverpool have been really underwhelming, being outplayed by Watford and indeed for weeks before, failing to score in three of their last four.

"I certainly wouldn't put any money on them keeping a cleaning a clean sheet, especially if Jamie Vardy is fit. Leicester are the top scoring side away from home this season and I don't see any reason why they should fear this Liverpool team on current form."

There is good reason for Liverpool's defensive troubles, having lost a number of players to injury, with Martin Skrtel the latest.

They lost 3-0 away at in form Watford last weekend, the worst result for Jurgen Klopp since taking over.

Leicester emerged victorious on Merseyside last weekend, beating Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park. Liverpool enter this weekend's game in ninth position, one place above the Toffees.

Many are expecting Leicester's excellent form to tail off, but they have passed nearly every test so far. A win away at Liverpool would be another feather in their cap, and do even more wonders for their sky high confidence.

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