X

Wednesday 24
April

Leicester City

Maguire in battle to face Reds

22nd January 2019, 12:38 by Craig Smithson

Harry Maguire is in a fight to be fit for Leicester's Premier League clash at Liverpool on January 30, according to Claude Puel.

The Foxes boss confirmed that the 25-year-old England international defender picked up a problem during Saturday's 4-3 defeat at Wolves, which subsequently forced him to limp off in the 48th minute.

The fit-again Jonny Evans stepped off the bench to replace Maguire with Puel revealing that, while it does not appear to be a long-term issue, it remains to be seen if he will line up against the league leaders at Anfield on Wednesday week.

He said: "It is his leg. I don't think it is a serious injury but he could not continue in the game.

"Perhaps he could not have the good jump (for Ryan Bennett's goal) perhaps because I think he received a small injury before the second goal."

When quizzed about him being fit for the Liverpool game, Puel added: "We will see."

Leicester's FA Cup third round defeat at League Two Newport County means they have no game this weekend so Maguire at least has a few extra days to recover for the game on Merseyside.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

More Leicester City

Leicester City

Maguire confident of more Barnes goals

23rd April 2019, 16:41

Harry Maguire is adamant Leicester City team-mate Harvey Barnes will score many more goals after he managed to break his PL duck.

Leicester City

Rodgers delighted by attitude of experienced Leicester players

23rd April 2019, 12:21

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers says he has been impressed by the desire and will to win of some of the senior players in his squad.

Leicester City

Foxes boss considering Albrighton

19th April 2019, 12:30

Brendan Rodgers has hinted that Leicester midfielder Marc Albrighton could start when they head to West Ham.

Leicester City

Rodgers ready of Europe calls

19th April 2019, 07:31

Brendan Rodgers says Europa League qualification could come too soon but if it happens Leicester City will be ready.

Leicester City

Leicester intent on finishing strongly - Rodgers

18th April 2019, 15:12

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says his squad are not thinking too much after the battle for seventh place.

Leicester City

Tigers star on Foxes' radar

18th April 2019, 07:58

Leicester City are reported to be showing an interest in Hull City star Jarrod Bowen.

Recent Sport Headlines

AC Milan

Milan boss denies Newcastle rumours

24th April 2019, 08:49

AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso has denied rumours suggesting he could join English Premier League side Newcastle.

Rugby Union

Holmes blow for Tigers

24th April 2019, 03:20

Leicester have been hit by the news outside back Jonah Holmes has been ruled out of the final three games of the season through injury.

Rugby League

Rovers starlet calls it a day

24th April 2019, 03:04

Hull KR youngster Joe Wardill has decided to retire from professional rugby league due to persistent hip injuries.

Rugby League

Saints boss gives injury update

24th April 2019, 03:03

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook is facing six weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury, St Helens coach Justin Holbrook has confirmed.

Liverpool

Liverpool linked with Lyon ace

24th April 2019, 02:20

Liverpool are reported to be weighing up a summer swoop for Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar.

Manchester United

Reds missing Jones for City test

24th April 2019, 02:18

Manchester United will be without the injured Phil Jones when they take on Manchester City in the derby tonight.

Manchester City

De Bruyne out for City

24th April 2019, 01:47

Manchester City ace Kevin De Bruyne is out of tonight's derby clash against Manchester United, boss Pep Guardiola has said.

Chelsea

Chelsea starlet has surgery

24th April 2019, 01:36

Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi has undergone surgery on the ruptured Achilles tendon which ended his season.