Klopp wary of Leicester’s ‘extreme threat’ as he calls on fans to ‘create a special atmosphere’

Jurgen Klopp admits he is wary of Leicester’s ‘extreme threat’ on the counter-attack and has called on the Liverpool fans to ‘create a special atmosphere’ at Anfield.

Liverpool face Leicester in the Premier League tomorrow evening, with the Reds looking to secure a positive result and keep in touch with league leaders Manchester City.


Speaking ahead of the clash, Klopp discussed the threat posed by the Foxes, who beat Liverpool 1-0 in the previous meeting between the teams on December 28.

The German insisted his side must be wary of Leicester’s counter-attacking threat and has called on the Liverpool fans to support the side and ‘create a special atmosphere’.

“They have an extreme threat on counter attacks and balls in behind with whoever is playing,” he told his pre-match press conference.

“It will be a proper football game and it’s at Anfield – we should not forget that. We should try and create a special atmosphere.

“We have 12 games until the next break so we need to create atmospheres on the highest level and Thursday night is a good night to do that.”

Liverpool head into the clash with Leicester second in the Premier League, whilst the Reds are still competing for four trophies after sealing FA Cup progression last weekend.

Klopp’s team also face Inter Milan in the Champions League and a Carabao Cup final date with Chelsea before the end of the month and the German says his side are keen to ‘squeeze everything’ out of their season as they compete on all fronts.

“We are not here today to know what will happen in May. Leicester is, for us, the next big challenge,” Klopp added.

“We want to squeeze everything out of this season. We still have accept we may not get everything as a reward.”

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