LIVE: Liverpool v Leicester City – Match Updates

It's matchday and the reds unveil the new Main Stand and face a tough start with the visit of Champions Leicester City.

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Kick off is at 5:30pm BST.

As it happened...

16:27 UK
Reds arriving at Anfield

The players arrived at Anfield about 25 minutes ago into the new players entrance in the Main Stand.

16:34 UK
The rumours were right..

Lovren not involved today

Team: Mignolet, Clyne, Matip, Lucas, Milner, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Lallana, Mane, Firmino, Sturridge

Subs: Karius, Klavan, Moreno, Stewart, Grujic, Coutinho, Origi

16:47 UK
Leicester City team

Here's how the Champions will line up today

16:52 UK
Lovren explains his absence from today..

The centre-back posts this to his social network.

17:04 UK

After today's games so far Leicester are 9th, and Liverpool are 11th - both on 4 points.

A big LFC win could take us up to 5th - a bad defeat could see us down to 15th!

17:12 UK

Klopp seems ready for today's game.  Speaking to BT Sport before the game he says:

We've waited for 4 months. The weather is good. It is Anfield.  Everything is good.

Lucas is fit enough to play centre-back.

17:16 UK
Klavan's fitness?

Ragnar Klavan wasn't expected to be involved at all today.  The fact he was named on the bench highights a mini injury-crisis in central defence for the reds.

James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo says he hasn't even trained since returning from international duty.

17:30 UK
Kick off

Underway at Anfield.  Leicester kicking towards the Kop in this first half.

17:38 UK

Leicester making a strong start to this game and they get the first chance away - but Okazaki fires over.

Another long ball comes through from Leicester but Mignolet is at the edge of the box to collect the ball.

17:40 UK

Liverpool win a corner which is taken by James Milner.  The ball eventually finds Joel Matip in the box but his header is easily caught by the keeper.

Schmeichel then launches it upfield as the Foxes go for a quick counter-attack.

17:41 UK

Firmino runs through the centre and fires a shot that Schmeichel stops.  Might have been a better option to try and lay it off to Sadio Mane.

17:43 UK

13' Roberto Firmino scores for the reds to make it 1-0!  Milner with a great pass, Firmino turns in the box and fires a right footed shot across the keeper.

17:47 UK

Firmino with the first goal at Anfield this season.

17:57 UK
Chance for Sturridge

Mane lays the ball off for Sturridge at the edge of the 6 yard box but it's kept out by the keeper.

18:01 UK

30' SADIO MANE scores on his Anfield debut.  Sturridge with the assist - Mane flicks it over the keeper.  Liverpool lead 2-0 against the Champions.

18:07 UK

37 minutes gone. Quick breakaway from the reds and Wijnaldum shoots from the edge of the box.  His curler isn't quite on target.  It's been a very good half from Liverpool so far.

18:09 UK
Leicester grab one back 2-1.

38' It's a mistake by Lucas at the back who takes too long on the ball.  He's dispossessed and Vardy has an easy opportunity to grab a goal back.

18:11 UK

Liverpool a touch of nervousness now.  Mignolet rushes out to punch a cross - gets nowhere near it and the Leicester header bounces onto the top of the crossbar.

18:17 UK

Liverpool 2-1 Leicester City

Good opening half from the reds.  Dominant for the first 38 minutes with Firmino and Mane grabbing the two opening goals.

But a mistake from Lucas allows Vardy to grab a goal back.

Big second half ahead.

18:33 UK
Second half underway

Liverpool 2-1 Leicester

Ranieri makes one change to the Leicester side with Musa on for Okazaki.

18:36 UK
Floodlights are on

Approaching sunset at Anfield.

18:45 UK
Vardy goal legal?

Not according to former ref Howard Webb.

He tells BT Sport that Okazaki entered the penalty area before Mignolet's goal kick was 'in play'. And according to Law 16 - he's right.

18:45 UK
GOAL!!! 3-1 TO LFC!!

Adam Lallana fires a belter of a shot into the top left hand corner.  Fantastic strike.

18:47 UK

It was a terrific strike from Adam Lallana in front of the Kop

18:50 UK
Today's attendance at Anfield

Is 53,075.  That's the highest attendance at the ground since 1977.  

18:53 UK
Leicester substitution

65th minute.  Ulloa on for Albrighton. That's Leicester's final sub used.

Moments earlier Simon Mignolet produces a good save from Jamie Vardy who had a powerful shot inside the box.

19:04 UK
Double substitution

Klopp makes two changes in the 76th minute.  

Daniel Sturridge and Wijnaldum off - Coutinho and Kevin Stewart on.

19:07 UK
Should have been 4

A good move from Liverpool and the ball played across to the penalty spot - Henderson rushes in but blazes it over the bar into the Kop.

19:15 UK
Almost full time

Liverpool are going to be collecting all three points after an impressive performance.

19:17 UK

Firmino adds a 4th!

Mane with the assist.  4-1 to Liverpool.

19:21 UK
Final LFC sub

Sadio Mane goes off to a great ovation.

Alberto Moreno comes on.

19:23 UK

Liverpool 4-1 Leicester City.

Terrific victory for Liverpool.

19:28 UK
FT: Liverpool 4-1 Leicester City

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The reds end the day in 5th position

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