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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.

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