Liverpool are currently sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League table. The Reds have won every game of their domestic season so far and are looking to move within 1 game of equalling Manchester City’s all time consecutive win record of 18 victories – Liverpool currently stand on 16 straight wins. Saturday is undoubtedly Jürgen Klopp’s biggest test of the Premier League season so far. Liverpool v Leicester will mark the German’s first game against top 4 opposition this year.
The Foxes are currently performing well above expectations this season. Brendan Rodgers’ side are 3rd in the league, just 2 points behind Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, 7 points behind Liverpool. The 2019/20 season bares some similarities to the 2015/16 season when Leicester shocked the world by winning the Premier League under Claudio Ranieri. The starkest parallel between the seasons is top clubs not performing to their best; Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are all struggling to find consistent form in the league – Rodgers will be hoping to exploit this.
Ex-Manchester United man Darren Fletcher told the BBC that he believes Leicester can break into the top 4 this year. I can’t help but agree with him. Brendan Rodgers is a fantastic manager, as we know. The former Reds gaffer has been getting the best out of his side, moulding James Maddison in the image of Philippe Coutinho. Caglar Soyuncu has been a revelation this campaign and is already being linked with a big money move to Manchester City.
Saturday will undoubtedly be Klopp’s toughest test of the season so far, the Foxes will finish in the top 4 this year and will be relying on points away at the big 6 to do so. Liverpool v Leicester is going to be a pivotal game for Jürgen Klopp’s men.