Liverpool take on Leicester City this weekend in what will be the Reds’ first game against top 4 opposition this season. Jürgen Klopp will be coming up against a former Reds manager when Brendan Rodgers brings his side to Anfield. Rodgers famously came close to lifting the Premier League with Liverpool in 2013/14. The Foxes are currently exceeding everybody’s expectations this campaign and find themselves 3rd in the Premier League. We take a look at 3 Leicester City players that Liverpool will have to pay attention to at the weekend.
The 22 year old Nigerian has demonstrated experience well beyond his years since signing for Leicester. He has netted twice so far this season, an impressive tally for a holding midfielder. He will be sitting deep and looking to close any spaces that Bobby Firmino may drop into in order to drag out centre backs, as well as not giving the likes of Jordan Henderson any time on the ball.
Regularly linked with a Liverpool move, the English playmaker has flourished under Brendan Rodgers this year. He is certain to leave Leicester in the near future and we can only hope he doesn’t put himself in the shop window on Saturday. He has quick feet and an eye for a killer ball, Fabinho will have to be at the races to stop him.
The Turkish centre back has been a revelation since the departure of Harry Maguire to Manchester United. He is a commanding figure at the back that has enjoyed comparisons with Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk. He will be looking to stifle the creativity of Roberto Firmino.