Kasper Schmeichel

Schmeichel Expecting Liverpool Reaction

Kasper Schmeichel believes Leicester City must be wary of Liverpool’s desire to bounce back from their 2-0 defeat at King Power Stadium on Tuesday.
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- Kasper Schmeichel wants Leicester City to use Tuesday’s win over Liverpool as a momentum changer for their campaign
- The Foxes won 2-0 ahead of Saturday’s Premier League encounter with the Reds
- Liverpool will want to recover from the defeat earlier this week, says the City stopper

Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani fired the Foxes to victory in the Carabao Cup ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture with Jurgen Klopp’s men on Filbert Way.

While aware of the fact that Liverpool will be hoping to seal three points having not won in their last four games, Schmeichel says City are aiming to use Tuesday’s triumph as a catalyst for more success.

“I think we can expect a reaction from Liverpool,” Schmeichel told LCFC TV. “I think it was clear to see that their manager wasn’t happy after the game, so he’ll be rallying them up.

“They’ll want a reaction, but we’ve got to not just match that, but outdo that. We have to make sure that Tuesday was a momentum changer for us so that we get back into that winning habit again.

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Kasper Schmeichel
Kasper Schmeichel

Keeping his eye on the ball, City stopper Kasper Schmeichel.

“Liverpool are a top side and if you look at their front line, it’s formidable. It’s very fluid and fast.

“It’s enjoyable to play against them because you want to be playing against the best and testing yourself all the time against the best.

“We’ve had some really good results against Liverpool, so we’re hoping that can continue.”

Schmeichel wants the Foxes to begin their second clash in five days with the Reds with the same intensity as they showed after the break on Tuesday.

Reflecting on the win earlier this week, Schmeichel added: “We needed a good team talk from the manager at half-time and he got a response. I thought in the second half we were absolutely brilliant.

We have to make sure that Tuesday was a momentum changer for us so that we get back into that winning habit again

Kasper Schmeichel

“We came out at them very early and set our stall out the way we should probably have started the game.

“We scored a couple of great goals and in the end it was very, very pleasing. Shinji is an energetic player and he’s a dream to play with.

“You know what you’re going to get from him every single game. He’s going to give absolutely everything. He came on and changed the game.

“The whole momentum of the game shifted and the atmosphere in the crowd changed. Everything suddenly started going our way, so huge credit to his contribution to that game.”

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