Liverpool legend warns that Vardy will be ‘scenting blood’

Date published: Thursday 19th November 2020 6:59

Liverpool have been warned that reigning Premier League Golden Boot holder and current joint top scorer Jamie Vardy is quite good.

Leicester striker Vardy will hope to build on his eight goals in the first seven games of the Premier League season when the Foxes travel to Anfield on Sunday.

Liverpool host Leicester in a clash between third and first as both sides look to underline their title credentials.

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Club legend Mark Lawrenson, who won five First Division championships and a European Cup along with numerous other trophies in seven years on Merseyside, feels Vardy could be the difference against a side beset by injury.

‘Liverpool are short of fit centre-halves and they also need to find a way of dealing with Jamie Vardy’s pace,’ he told the BBC.

‘It may well be that they use Fabinho alongside Joel Matip at the back, if the Brazilian midfielder is fit after his hamstring injury, or ask Jordan Henderson to drop back into defence if Fabinho is not ready yet.

‘Nat Phillips is a natural centre-half of course, but his real strength is heading and Leicester never really load the box and send in a lot of crosses.

‘Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold is out too and whether it is Neco Williams or James Milner who replaces him on Sunday, it will be as part of a back four that have never played a competitive game together as a unit before.

‘Vardy is probably scenting blood. They will do very well to keep him quiet.’

Liverpool have indeed been absolutely knackered by injury problems this season; more so than any other team.

Just about all of the greatest uncapped Premier League players ever were pursued by England. And only four of them were English.

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