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Premier League team news: Leicester City vs Liverpool - Dejan Lovren sidelined with back injury

Dejan Lovren has not trained all week due to a back injury. Photo: PA

Jamie Vardy is expected to return to the Leicester squad for the Premier League visit of Liverpool.

Vardy missed the Carabao Cup game against Jurgen Klopp's team on Tuesday night with a groin injury but he has resumed training and will be back in contention should he suffer no ill effects.

Fellow striker Leonardo Ulloa suffered a head injury against Liverpool in midweek but is fine and Christian Fuchs is fit again after his recent eye problem. However, midfielder Matty James is out for between four and six weeks with the Achilles injury he sustained against Chelsea.

Jamie Vardy is expected to return to the Leicester squad Credit: PA

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is unlikely to feature at Leicester as he has not trained this week because of the back injury which forced him to sit out their last two matches.

Fellow centre-back Joel Matip is also a doubt as he is carrying a knock from last weekend's draw with Burnley.

Midfielder Emre Can returned to training on Thursday after recovering from a minor injury while forward Sadio Mane serves the final match of his suspension.

Leicester squad: Schmeichel, Jakupovic, Hamer, Simpson, Fuchs, Morgan, Chilwell, Maguire, Dragovic, Wasilewski, Benalouane, Iborra, Ndidi, Amartey, Gray, Albrighton, Mahrez, Musa, Vardy, Ulloa, Slimani, Okazaki, Iheanacho.

Liverpool squad: Mignolet, Karius, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Klavan, Moreno, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Salah, Sturridge, Firmino, Flanagan, Matip, Milner, Robertson, Grujic, Can, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Solanke, Ings.