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Is speedy Liverpool defender Gomez the ideal counter to Leicester striker Vardy?

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Is speedy Liverpool defender Gomez the ideal counter to Leicester striker Vardy?

Liverpool take on Leicester City this weekend in the Premier League.

The Reds – fresh from beating RB Salzburg 4-3 in the Champions League – are looking to maintain their perfect start dometically to the new season, and make it 17 league wins in a row.

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Jurgen Klopp’s side are potentially in for a testing match, with third-placed Leicester going well under ex-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.

The Foxes have lost just one game so far, and will feel confident of becoming the first side to take points off the Anfield club.

One man who has been something of a thorn in Liverpool’s side over the years is Jamie Vardy, who comes into the game in good form.

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His two goals against Newcastle mean he’s notched five for the season, and against Liverpool he’s scored seven goals in nine appearances.

 

His pace remains a huge part of his game, but perhaps Liverpool have the ideal counter.

TBR’s view

Joe Gomez returned to the starting XI in midweek to cover for the injured Joel Matip, and perhaps Klopp should consider keeping him in the side to deal with the electric Vardy.

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Matip has been superb so far this season but him theoretically going up against the Englishman could be a mismatch.

The gangly Cameroonian may not recover from his injury in time, in which case Klopp will obviously stick with Gomez.

But if Matip is fit to play, perhaps a bold call will be required from the manager.

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