By Dominic Toner
Georginio Wijnaldum believes that Liverpool face a tough match when they travel to Leicester on Monday night in the Premier League.
The Reds will be looking to win three points when they go the King Power Stadium and face a Leicester side who will be reeling from Claudio Ranieri’s recent sacking as manager.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently fifth-placed in the league table, but will climb up to third with a victory on Monday night.
Manchester City and Arsenal have had no league fixtures this weekend, meaning the opportunity is there to climb into the top four for the Merseyside club.
However, Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum has warned his side against facing a very dangerous Leicester and claims they must be at their best to win.
“One thing is for sure, they (Leicester) are a good team and a difficult team to beat and that is something we must keep in mind,” Wijnaldum told Sky Sports. “We cannot win this game on 90 per cent, we have to give 100 per cent to win this game.”
Liverpool will be looking to follow on from the 2-0 victory against Tottenham in their previous match and make inroads into securing a top four spot.
They appeared to be back to their best against Spurs after a poor run of results in January and will start as favourites against Leicester.
The Foxes have slipped into the relegation places as a result of the weekend’s results and are in serious danger of suffering an embarrassing relegation.
Leicester managed to shock the footballing world when they lifted the Premier League crown against all odds last season, but they have suffered a huge drop off in form from that title winning team.
Liverpool will travel their in good spirits and Wijnaldum is expected to retain his place in the starting XI.
In other Liverpool news, Simon Mignolet has shared how he won his place back from Loris Karius.