Leicester City midfielder Andy King says that the club is looking to make a statement with a win over Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.
The reigning Premier League champions are set to make their first ever appearance in the Champions League next week as they travel to Belgium to take on Club Brugge. But first they play Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield, and King is challenging the team to get a good result.
“After last season it was always going to be hard,” King said. “After a few games, whatever we did, people were going to compare to last season and say it’s a slow start. But now we have our first win, we can hopefully get up and running. Winning at Anfield would be a real statement. We know it’s going to be tough because they’ve had a good start themselves, but we know if we play the way we can, then we can be a match for anyone.”
King, who started for Wales in the 4-0 win over Moldova earlier in the week, said that he had spoken to Wales teammate Sam Vokes about Liverpool, as Vokes scored in Burnley’s 2-0 win over the Reds on Matchday 2.
“I spoke to Sam and he said they were a really good team,” Kings said. “I know Burnley won 2-0 but he said [Liverpool] had 81 percent possession, so we know what they’re about. Jürgen Klopp is all about high energy, they’ve signed well and have good players, so it’s going to be a tough game. Coupled with the fact they have got the new stand, they’re going to want to win their first home game this season. But we know with the team we have, we can go there and cause an upset.”