Bruno Martins Indi has been ruled out of the crucial home meeting with Crystal Palace due to a groin injury, and his absence could lead to a reshuffle elsewhere in the starting XI. Moritz Bauer has been used out wide in recent matches, but he may return to right-back, seeing Kurt Zouma take over from Martins Indi in central defence. That would free up a spot for Ramadan Sobhi on the left wing. Paul Lambert is set to keep faith in an attacking 4-4-2 formation, with Mame Biram Diouf and Peter Crouch up front. Glen Johnson remains doubtful, while Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Konstantinos Stafylidis are still out. Meanwhile, Jese Rodriguez has been granted compassionate leave for the remainder of his loan contract.
Zouma – Bauer – Shawcross – Pieters
Shaqiri – Ndiaye – Allen– Sobhi