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Maguire Facing Race For Fitness

Maguire Facing Race For Fitness

Claude Puel has admitted that Harry Maguire is battling to be fit for Leicester’s Premier League clash at Liverpool on January 30.

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.

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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.

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