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Talking Heads: Rodgers, Klopp, Fuchs & Robertson Preview Anfield Encounter

Leicester City's visit to Anfield to face Liverpool on Sunday represents an intriguing clash between two in-form sides in the Premier League (7:15pm GMT kick-off).
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While the Foxes currently hold a slender one-point lead over the Reds in the table, it was Jürgen Klopp's men who tasted victory on two occasions last season.

City are currently enjoying a six-game winning run in all competitions, while champions Liverpool are unbeaten in their last seven outings.

Ahead of the upcoming encounter on Merseyside, Brendan Rodgers and Christian Fuchs previewed the fixture with the press, while Klopp and Andrew Robertson also assessed the Foxes...

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Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers

The Northern Irishman's side sealed a 1-0 success over Wolves last time out in the Premier League.

Brendan Rodgers discusses City's away form this season: "In every game, especially away from home, you've got to defend well. You've got to be strong, organised and aggressive. You have to be efficient with the ball. In some of the wins we've had, that's been the most pleasing aspect. The team is evolving and developing different ways to win. We went away to Manchester City, won 5-2, and had 28 per cent of the ball, but it was dangerous possession. As I evolve as a coach, I understand it's not just about possession. It's about dangerous possession."

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Jürgen Klopp
Jürgen Klopp

Jürgen Klopp has won both the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League at Anfield.

Taking a closer look at Leicester, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp told the media: "We’re in the eighth matchday and Leicester showed last year how good they can be and this year again. They’ve changed their style slightly. They had to, maybe, because of the injuries they had. They did really well with a good example of how to deal with an injury ‘crisis’ and did really well. They’re in a good moment. They have a clear idea of how they want to play. It’s a tough one and, of course, they are contenders for everything."

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Christian Fuchs
Christian Fuchs

Fuchs is expecting a difficult challenge from the Premier League champions.

Christian Fuchs explains the Foxes' collective approach to defending: "That’s one of our strengths, that we can counter any team, and with the pace that we have up front, it really gives us the comfort to defend deep knowing that we can break on any opponent. It’s about how we work together as a team. Nobody is lazy defending; strikers are working back. Vards (Jamie Vardy) is sitting deep to condense the field to make it even harder for the opponent to break us down. I think that the commitment to the Club and how we want to play just shows that in the results that we achieve."

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Andrew Robertson
Andrew Robertson

The Reds defender expects Leicester to pose a difficult challenge for the Anfield club on Sunday.

Andrew Robertson on the Reds' bid to win the title: "We don't set a points target, but it would be lovely to get 99 points again. I do think this season it will be a lot tighter. Teams have improved. You see Tottenham, you see Leicester, you see Chelsea, they've all improved so much. [Leicester are] a fantastic team with fantastic players and a very good manager. Obviously, I was gutted when he left Celtic, but he went on to do very good things. They've also improved their squad with a couple of great signings and, you know, Leicester are always there. The task ahead on Sunday is going to be a tough one."

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