Cape Town - Ben Chilwell says Leicester City will head to
Liverpool this weekend with the pressure off as they look to maintain their
The Foxes start game week eight sitting third in the Premier
League following last weekend’s emphatic 5-0 victory over Newcastle.
They have picked up 14 points from their opening seven
games, losing just once, but face their biggest test when they head to
Liverpool on Saturday.
Liverpool top the standings, having won all seven of their
games so far, but fatigue could play a part after their exploits in the
Champions League on Tuesday.
Jurgen Klopp’s men had to exert a lot of energy to edge a
4-3 win over Red Bull Salzburg – their first victory in the competition this
Despite going up against the European champions and league
leaders this weekend, Chilwell insists Leicester won’t approach the clash with
The England international insists the squad is brimming with
confidence after recent performances and believes all the pressure will be on
the Merseyside outfit.
Chilwell told Leicester’s official website: “It is an
opportunity for us to go to one of the best stadiums and one of the best teams
in the country – if not the best at the moment – and hopefully try and get a
“For us, it’s no pressure, we’re going to go there to try
and play our game and try to get a win. Coming off the back of a 5-0 win,
confidence is very high at the club at the moment.”
The meeting will also see Brendan Rodgers go up against his
former employers as he looks to further boost Leicester’s hopes of challenging
for European football.
Rodgers spent just over three years in charge at Liverpool
and is likely to get a warm reception from Reds fans.
- TeamTalk Media