Klopp wary of in-form Foxes

31 August 2018 09:08:10 EST

Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has warned his players that Leicester City will be a tough nut to crack when the two sides meet at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The hosts continue to be without star striker Jamie Vardy due to suspension, but Klopp is still well aware of the capabilities of the Foxes, who have won two of their three games played in the Premier League so far this season.

We will try to win, for that we need to be ready for a fight.

Jurgen Klopp

The Reds, meanwhile, are hoping to make it four wins out of four and continue their 100 per cent start to the campaign.

Klopp told reporters: "Vardy causes each team problem with his style of play. Going in behind and over the shoulder and all that sort of stuff. That makes him different to nearly all other strikers in Premier League.

"Him not playing will change the Leicester style of play slightly, but they have (other) good strikers.

"It would be fantastic if we get to 12 points but we're not going for 12, we're going for three and that's hard enough.

"We will try to win, for that we need to be ready for a fight. Leicester really have a good side and have looked really good in the first three games."

The Merseysiders were beaten 2-0 at Leicester in a League Cup tie last season, but secured a 3-2 Premier League victory in the East Midlands.

Shinji Okazaki scored in both of those games and is 9/2 to find the net at any time on Saturday, while Liverpool are 4/9 to win the game and 8/1 to do so by a 2-1 scoreline.

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