Picking up the most dramatic of victories in Europe on Wednesday night, Liverpool will not turn their attention back to retaining their buffer at the top of the Premier League standings.
Coming out on the right end of a 4-3 victory over Salzburg in midweek, Jurgen Klopp’s men are the only side in England’s top-tier to boast a 100% start to the new campaign.
Now holding a five-point buffer over defending champions Manchester City and dreaming of clinching a famous domestic and European double, the Reds are not the only side who have embarked on a very eye-catching run entering October.
Breezing past Luton last week to book their spot in the fourth round of this year’s EFL Cup, Leicester are also coming off the back of a 5-0 romp over Newcastle at the King Power last time out.
You might be interested to know, that with the Foxes picking up an impressive 1-1 draw at Anfield back in January, a similar shock stalemate can be found at 15/4 with Bet365.
Results not telling the full story for Liverpool?
Although Head Coach Jurgen Klopp may have seen his side pick up a much-needed Champions League victory on Wednesday night, they did throw away a three-goal lead at Anfield and left many on Merseyside starting to sweat.
While on paper it might show that Liverpool have won their last four consecutive matchups across all competitions, the Reds have begun to see some of their performances come under mild scrutiny.
Handed an extremely flattering 1-0 win away at Bramall Lane last weekend and many feeling that they didn’t deserve to leave with maximum points, the former Borussia Dortmund boss will be calling on some defensive improvements.
Shipping three goals against Austrian outfit Salzburg on Wednesday, the Premier League leaders have managed to record just a pair of clean sheets in their opening seven appearances. You might be interested to know that the Reds can be found at 3/5 with Ladbrokes to have their defence once again breached this weekend.
Elsewhere, Klopp has confirmed that #1 shot-stopper Alisson Becker will likely return for their clash against Manchester United later in the month but will not feature at Anfield on Saturday.
The Foxes on cloud 9
Putting five past Newcastle last weekend, the mood in Brendan Rodgers’ camp continues to soar and Leicester have arguably been one of the Premier League’s standout performers entering October.
Losing just one of their opening seven contests, including a 2-1 win over Spurs a fortnight ago, there is no doubt that fans around the King Power will be dreaming of mounting a European charge this season.
Now sat third and only behind Saturday’s hosts and the defending champions, the former Celtic boss currently sees his side pencilled in at 1/1 with Coral to land a top-six finish come May.
Unsurprisingly, one man to keep an eye out for at Anfield will be Leicester’s attacking talisman, Jamie Vardy.
With the Liverpool boss already publically warning his squad about the threat of the now-former England international, the 32-year-old bagged a brace against Newcastle last time out and now has five in his last five Premier League appearances.
You might be interested to know that the Foxes’ MVP is pencilled in at 9/5 with William Hill to extend on that run this weekend.