PREMIERSHIP leaders Liverpool could be in for another testing time when Leicester City visit Anfield tomorrow — a clash that features first place against third.
Following hot on the heels of their roller-coaster Champions League victory in midweek, during which they squandered a 3-0 lead before winning 4-3, Liverpool face Leicester in a match that former manager Brendan Rodgers is relishing, and so too is his squad.
Liverpool looked anything but Champions League winners against Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday, which prompted Virgil van Dijk to declare that there was no need to panic about their defence.
That might be true, but there is certainly enough to worry about if they play like that against a Leicester team that is bubbling with confidence themselves and even in these early days of the campaign, look a real threat to break the stranglehold of the “big six”.
James Maddison, the 23-year-old English midfielder, and his compatriot and striker Jamie Vardy have come in for special mention on the back of a brilliant start to the season by Leicester. And indeed, it is these two who Liverpool want to keep at bay.
Any sloppiness or inability to curb their advances could see the Reds’ 100% record start in the Premiership fall by the wayside.
Liverpool have registered 14 wins from their last 14 league games, and they will want to keep that run going, more so with Manchester City’s record 18 in a row within sight.
But it won’t be easy for Jurgen Klopp and his band of players. They are away to Manchester United next in the league, followed by a home fixture against Tottenham. On Oct 30, they take on Arsenal in a League Cup tie, also at Anfield.