By 90Min
January 30, 2019

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has labelled Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy a 'massive threat' ahead of the clash between the two sides in the Premier League on Wednesday.

The Reds welcome Leicester to Anfield where they will look to move seven points clear of second placed Manchester City, who suffered a shock loss to Newcastle on Tuesday. Their visitors, the Foxes, arrive in good form against the top sides after causing major upsets against the likes of City, Chelsea and Everton over the last month or so. 

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Klopp has singled out Vardy as the main threat on the night and says his Liverpool side need to control the Englishman who has a great record against the Reds. Vardy has scored seven goals and assisted one in his eight games against Liverpool, the most he has scored against any Premier League side in his career.

Speaking ahead of Leicester's visit he said, as quoted by the Daily Express: "Jamie is a fantastic striker. It's quality, the speed he has, the finishing skills he has. 

"He's a massive threat and he always was, but a few times we made it pretty easy for him."

Leicester's record against the top clubs this season shouldn't be ignored, and Klopp claimed that the upcoming clash won't be an easy one.


"They like playing against the top sides. They are not that much a counter-attacking side as they were in the past but they are a massive threat.


"We expect a very dangerous opponent. They have quality, it's a super team."

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Leicester's English striker was suspended for the previous fixture between these two sides at the King Power Stadium earlier this season, in which Liverpool won 2-1. However, Vardy is set to play and will look to add to his tally of seven goals and three assists already this season. 

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