Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that his players will be ‘ready to pounce’ should Liverpool lose grip at the top of the Premier League table.
Rodgers, 46, has done a monumental job for Leicester since his appointment in February (BBC Sport). The Foxes are currently on a club-record run of nine consecutive matches and will be looking to close the gap on runaway leaders Liverpool.
Leicester host Norwich on Saturday (15:00) whilst the European champions will be in action in the weekend’s early kick-off (12:30) against Watford.
The former Celtic manager currently trails Jurgen Klopp’s side by eight points and he will be desperate for his team to take advantage of Liverpool’s busy December period that includes the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar.
Speaking ahead of the home clash against Norwich, Rodgers said: “Liverpool have got everything there, they are eight points clear and have been consistently outstanding over the last couple of seasons.
“They’ve lost one league game in 18 months.
“Everything is there for them. I think every other team behind has got to try and be close enough that if anything happens, you’re ready to pounce. But until that (point), you’ve got to focus on your own game and look to keep developing.”
Liverpool are looking to win a first league title since 1990 and will certainly be a formidable force to stop. Klopp’s team are currently unbeaten in their previous 33 league matches and have only dropped two points since March.
The Reds have 46 points from a possible 48 this season and have only lost one match in their last 55 league outings – a 2-1 defeat to Premier League champions Manchester City.
Liverpool’s return fixture from the FCWC is a hugely anticipated Boxing Day clash with their former manager at the King Power Stadium.
The Reds will be taking each match as it comes but should they go to Leicester and win it could all-but-end any potential title challenge the Foxes plan to oppose Liverpool.