Leicester's Slimani ready for Premier League debut at Liverpool

Leicester's Slimani ready for Premier League debut at Liverpool

Leicester's Slimani ready for Premier League debut at Liverpool

Liverpool finally play their first home game of the season this weekend against the Premier League champions Leicester City as the redeveloped Anfield opens its doors.

"You have to speak about it before the window closes because that's the moment you can make decisions and that's what I did".

"Maybe he will be back today or tomorrow in team training but it will not be enough for the Leicester game".

This will be test for Liverpool but they will fancy their chances, they are unbeaten in their last eight home games and have a strong record against Leicester at Anfield.

Leicester City midfielder Andy King challenged his team to make a "real statement" with a win over Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.

Per-the-source, the Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has said that he will not risk the 22-year-old's fitness against the Foxes. "I still don't think he has seen the best of me yet, which I'm quite excited about".

"It was well deserved what they achieved last season and they're still good".

In his first full season at Anfield, the German has had an entire summer to chop and change the team as he wants it to be, but how much has the squad changed?

"I'm really looking forward to it and hopefully it'll be the beginning of a good journey in the new stadium".

"He couldn't play football for a long time", added Klopp. "It's a little bit painful so we have to see what happens".

"What they did there? outstanding job", Klopp told Liverpool's official website Thursday. Because without them we wouldnt be where we are and who we are.

'But I would say it now. Now we will see what happens. At the end Mama knows and I know and from my side that is enough.

'He doesn't have to gain my trust. It is hard. You hope people stay fit - maybe not for Mama - but for the team.

"We have one more good centre-half so it is all good but for him it needs time".

It was, in Jordan Henderson's own words, "a huge privilege" to succeed Steven Gerrard as Liverpool captain but there must have been times in the intervening 14 months when the armband felt a dubious honour to him.

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