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Jurgen Klopp says Jamie Vardy will be licking his lips about facing Liverpool

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Jurgen Klopp says Jamie Vardy will be licking his lips about facing Liverpool

The German says the Englishman will enjoy facing his side if they replicate their defensive display from last night.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp warned his backline that Leicester City hitman Jamie Vardy will wreck havoc against them this weekend if they defend as poorly as they did against RB Salzburg last night.

As per the Mirror, Klopp said he expected Brendan Rodgers to be increasingly confident that Vardy can do damage to his side if they repeat their defensive display from last night’s 4-3 win.

He said: “I’m sure Brendan Rodgers will think if we defend like that against Leicester on Saturday, Jamie Vardy will run around our goalkeeper and score five times.

“How do I explain that? We changed our approach a little bit, and our defending didn’t make sense. We gave the ball away for the first goal, the third goal, and the positioning was just rubbish.”

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TBR’s View – Vardy will be looking to extend strong record against Liverpool

Jamie Vardy has a fantastic record against the top six and seven goals in nine games against Liverpool in his Foxes career.


His pace in behind is always a threat and Liverpool have been trying to play with an even higher line this season in order to make the most of the new VAR technology in the Premier League.

That could play into Vardy’s hands. He will likely have seen the way Sheffield United were able to get in behind Liverpool’s full backs last weekend and been licking his lips.

The Reds need a commanding performance and result soon, but Leicester have come to Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford this year and dominated possession.

Anfield will pose a tougher test but Vardy should have reason to be confident, as Klopp says.

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