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When I heard we were to compete in the World Club Championship I was concerned that it might cost us the League with the extra fatigue that two matches in Qatar would bring about. Of course I did not know at that stage that we would have a 10 point lead (11 over City) with a game in hand. While we have some leeway this is no time to start dropping points, though a draw at Leicester would not be a bad resul, especially if City were also to drop points at Wolves (never an easy ground to play at). Leicester are having an amzing season under Rogers but there have been signs recently that their form has slipped a bit. With no European games that have mostly played just one game a week and have stayed free of injuries. They are now into a spell playing twice a week and I would suggest we are more used to coping with that than they are. Having said that they will definitely be giving it a go tomorrow, and we will need to be at our best. The injury to Ox is a blow but we have enough cover in midfield even without him and Fabinho. My team would be:
Trent Gomez VVD Robertson
Milner Henderson Wijnaldum
Salah Firmino Mane
There is no point playing anything other than our strongest team. I wondered about playing Keita instead of Milner but I think for this one Milner's experience will help. Keita can always come on if we need to be more adventurous. I would have played Gomez in this one even if Lovren or Matip had been fit as his extra pace will be useful up against Vardy. I haven't opened my Chritmas presents yet but the biggest present in my opinion would be 3 points tomorrow evening.