Leicester City caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare says he is hopeful that both Islam Slimani and Leonardo Ulloa will be fit for their clash against Liverpool on Monday.
The Foxes recently sacked Italian manager Claudio Ranieri, a season after winning the club’s first Premier League title, and helping them to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
The defending champions are currently placed 18th in the Premier League standings with 21 points, having picked up only five wins from 25 matches played so far this season.
Shakespeare confirmed that the striking duo will be assessed, but is confident that the pair will be fit ahead of their clash against Jurgen Klopp’s side.
‘Islam [Slimani] trained with us out in Seville on Thursday morning and came through the session,’ Shakespeare told the Leicester City website.
‘I am expecting both of them to be fit. Whether they are match-fit, they will be assessed in the morning. I don’t know [of any other problems] at this stage.’
Slimani has not started for the Foxes since returning from the Africa Cup of Nations with a minor groin injury while on duty for Algeria.
Meanwhile, Ulloa continues to recover from his muscular problem, while Molla Wague will be sidelined after injuring his shoulder against Millwall in the FA Cup.
Leicester City will next take on Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday.
The match at the King Power Stadium kicks off at 22:00.
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