No sleep in Leicester while Liverpool share spoils.

A busy few days over in Leicester saw Vichai Raksriaksorn appointed the new chairman of the club, filling the vacancy left by Milan Mandaric in November. Vichai’s son Aiyawatt became the vice-chairman. Both are part of the Thai-based consortium, Asia Football Investments, who took over the club in August.

Defender Jack Hobbs is poised to leave the Walkers Stadium on loan after seemingly falling down the pecking order with the arrival of Jeffrey Bruma late last week. Manager Sven-Goran Eriksson told BBC Leicester: “He is young and a big, big talent so we want him to play.” Former Foxes manager Nigel Pearson who looked after Hobbs last season looks set to invite the former Liverpool player to Hull City.

Leicester City’s fine run continued with a 2-0 victory over local rivals Derby County. Ayegbeni Yakubu and Andy King scored first half goals to seal all three points. The win lifts the Foxes to seventh in the table, but they are still four points off the play off places.

On Merseyside a below par Liverpool managed a 1-1 draw with lowly Wigan Athletic. In form midfielder Raul Meireles scored his fourth goal in five games with another superb strike. Steve Gohouri equalised midway through the second half from what appeared to be an offside position.

Reds manager Kenny Dalglish told the BBC, “Wigan may have been a bit aggrieved if they had gone away without a point but Luis (Suarez) hit the post twice and their goal was offside – these things happen.”

Dalglish didn’t labour on this claiming his team were tired due to the midweek international games. Daniel Agger, who scored for Demark in the week, pulled out of the starting line up just before kick off and goal scorer Meireles came off in the second half due to illness. This, along with three other key players returning from international duty, backs up the Scots suggestion.

The draw keeps Liverpool sixth but fifth place Chelsea are currently five points ahead with two games in hand.

Andy Carroll’s rehabilitation continues on track but still no news of seeing him don the number 9 shirt for his debut. Whilst still early, Reds fans must be hoping this situation doesn’t reflect Alberto Aquilani’s last season. The Italian midfielder was bought injured and took three months to appear in Red.

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