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Liverpool vs. Leicester City: Can Brendan Rodgers outfox Jurgen Klopp?


Brendan Rodgers got the better of Pep Guardiola in a tactical masterclass earlier this season and the Leicester boss will be looking to add Jurgen Klopp to the list of Premier League managers he has outfoxed ahead of Anfield trip

  • Brendan Rodgers got the better of Man City’s Pep Guardiola earlier this season
  • The Foxes boss will be looking to get one over former club Liverpool on Sunday 
  • Sportsmail looks at how Leicester can replicate the City result at Anfield

Brendan Rodgers has got the better of Pep Guardiola, Mikel Arteta and Marcelo Bielsa this season — all away. Now, he’s after Jurgen Klopp.

Can the Leicester City boss use the same masterplan that outsmarted Guardiola to end Liverpool’s unbeaten home streak?

Leicester set up deep and compact in a 5-4-1 at the Etihad. Rodgers kept his team narrow to strangle the central areas to frustrate City and force them out wide.

Brendan Rodgers will be plotting another tactical masterclass as Leicester visit Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers will be plotting another tactical masterclass as Leicester visit Liverpool

Leicester set up deep and compact in a 5-4-1 at the Etihad in a bid to frustrate Manchester City

Leicester set up deep and compact in a 5-4-1 at the Etihad in a bid to frustrate Manchester City

It worked. City attempted 24 crosses from open play, the most of any game this season, and made up 77.4 per cent of their total 31 passes into the box.

Jamie Vardy also played an important role by man-marking Rodri. Benjamin Mendy pushed forward but once City lost the ball they were exposed. 

Fernandinho was caught up-field, Vardy dragged the centre-backs across leaving space for Youri Tielemans to find Harvey Barnes. If Liverpool push their full-backs forward, they must be careful.

Once City lost the ball they were exposed and Leicester struck them with devastating attacks

Once City lost the ball they were exposed and Leicester struck them with devastating attacks

The former Reds boss is looking to get one over his successor Jurgen Klopp at Anfield

The former Reds boss is looking to get one over his successor Jurgen Klopp at Anfield

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