Wilfred Ndidi To Miss Liverpool/Leicester City EPL Clash
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Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi will play not part in the matchday 9 encounter between defending champions Liverpool and 2016 winners Leicester city when the two clubs square up today in Anfield as he continues his recovery from injury, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
Ndid suffered groin injury during the Foxes’ victory over Burnley in September and has since been sidelined from games as well as missing Super eagles matches in October and November.
Ndidi missed Nigeria four matches against Algeria and Tunisia as well as 2021 AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone last week.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed Wilfred Ndidi is recovering well from his groin injury but will not play a part when they take on Liverpool on Sunday.
Ndidi has only made two Premier League appearances for Leicester in the 2020-21 campaign, missing their last 10 matches.
The midfielder was also not involved in Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game against Sierra Leone due to the injury problem.
Ahead of their clash against the Reds, Rodgers explained the 23-year-old will not feature in the encounter but expressed his delight with the progress he is making with his recovery.
“Ricardo’s in training with the group, which is great news, and he’ll most probably play in a reserve game next week. He’s progressing really well,” Rodgers said in a pre-match press conference.
“Wilf is out on the field. He still has a number of weeks to go, but he’s progressing well. Soyüncu, likewise, is maybe a few weeks away, but training with the squad.”
Ndidi has been a consistent performer for Leicester since teaming up with the club from Belgian First Division A side Genk in 2017.
Ndidi has made more than 120 Premier League appearances for the Foxes since his arrival at the King Power Stadium.
Last season, the midfielder featured in 32 league games, starting 29 of the outings to help Leicester secure a Europa League ticket after finishing fourth.
Ndidi will hope to be fit before the Foxes’ December busy schedule to help his side finish as high as possible in the first half of the season. Leicester City currently sit on top of the Premier League table with 18 points from eight games and a win over Liverpool would help them extend their lead in the division