Klopp Expects Warm Welcome For Rodgers On Return

Jurgen Klopp believes Brendan Rodgers will receive a warm welcome on his first return to Anfield as an opposition manager but is warning that Leicester will ensure it is “not a friendly game”.

Almost four years to the day since being sacked by Liverpool, the Northern Irishman will bring his high-flying Foxes to Merseyside for a top-of-the-table encounter.

“The reception will be good, from my side and from the supporters I think as well, but still it is not a friendly game and that’s what we want to make sure,” Klopp said at his pre-match conference on Friday.

“We are there to perform as well and hopefully that’s what we will do.”

Leicester head into the weekend after a 5-0 victory over Newcastle United at the King Power Stadium last Sunday.

Liverpool is top of the table with a perfect seven wins out of seven Premier League matches this season and are on a winning run of 16 consecutive league matches.

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