English Premiership

Klopp: Leicester destined for top four

2019-10-07 16:07
Jurgen Klopp
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Cape Town - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes with Brendan Rodgers at the helm Leicester City will be playing Champions League football next season.

The Foxes suffered their second top-flight defeat of the season when going down 2-1 to the Reds at Anfield on Saturday but it took a contentious injury-time penalty for the hosts to claim all three points.

The result left the Merseysiders eight points clear at the top of the standings and on track for a first Premier League title.

Leicester already have one in the bag courtesy of their heroics in the 2015-2016 campaign and have high hopes of operating among the elite again with Brendan Rodgers at the helm.

Klopp believes they can do just that and has backed the East Midlanders to qualify for next season's elite European club competition.

"I think Leicester at the end of the season will be in the top four and then they will realise how different it is when you play Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday," he said.

"The quality they have is already good and we all know Brendan, what a sensational manager he is and what he's doing with them."

 

 

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Saturday, 19 October 2019
Everton v West Ham United, Goodison Park 13:30
Leicester City v Burnley, King Power Stadium 16:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton, Molineux Stadium 16:00
Chelsea v Newcastle United, Stamford Bridge 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Watford, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 16:00
Aston Villa v Brighton & Hove Albion, Villa Park 16:00
AFC Bournemouth v Norwich City, Vitality Stadium 16:00
Crystal Palace v Manchester City, Selhurst Park 18:30
Sunday, 20 October 2019
Manchester United v Liverpool, Old Trafford 17:30
Monday, 21 October 2019
Sheffield United v Arsenal, Bramall Lane 21:00
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