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Shakespeare’s Liverpool Focus

Posted: Fri 24 Feb 2017
Author: Leicester City

Craig Shakespeare

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Caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare says his only concentration lies firmly on preparing the Leicester City squad for Monday’s fixture against Liverpool.

- Three points from Monday’s clash with Liverpool remains Leicester City’s priority, says caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare 
- The Foxes host Jurgen Klopp’s men at King Power Stadium in the Premier League 
- Shakespeare says his sole focus is to prepare the Club’s players for the fixture 

Caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare says his only concentration lies firmly on preparing the Leicester City squad for Monday’s fixture against Liverpool

Friday’s pre-match press conference was dominated with talk about the Club and Claudio Ranieri parting company, but Shakespeare made perfectly clear his and Mike Stowell's focus. 

Shakespeare says he will address City’s first-team players when they return to training on Saturday morning, as he readies them for a clash against Jurgen Klopp’s high-flying Reds, with the Foxes looking to turn around a recent run of poor Premier League form.

“My remit is to get the players fit and ready for the Liverpool game,” Shakespeare told the media ahead of Monday’s encounter with Liverpool. 

“We need to make sure that we get back to winning ways. How we do that, again, I will address the players in the morning. 

“Our focus must be on getting three points on Monday night.” 

Shakespeare believes restoring confidence in the squad will be another priority of his and knows a positive result against Liverpool could do just that. 

He added: “Confidence can go very quickly but it can come back very quickly. My aim is to try to restore that very quickly. 

“I’ve had experience as a player and experience as a coach and again, players experience lots of lows and highs and we have to make sure that they’re focused and ready for Monday’s game.”
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