Gary Lineker gives verdict on whether Leicester can beat Liverpool to Premier League title

Leicester won’t be able to repeat their fairytale 2015-16 Premier League title triumph this season because Liverpool are “so relentlessly good”. That is according to Foxes legend Gary Lineker, who thinks his former club could be on for another success if the Reds weren’t in such good form

If Liverpool weren’t so relentlessly good, I’d fancy that this Leicester team could actually win this league. What a time to be alive

Gary Lineker

Jurgen Klopp’s men haven’t lost a single match in the league this season and are on course to win their first title in 30 years.

Leicester, though, are enjoying a new lease of life under Brendan Rodgers as they are second in the table and their impressive performances bring back memories of Claudio Ranieri’s remarkable squad from three years ago.

However, Rodgers’ men are eight points behind high-flying Liverpool who are showing absolutely no sign of slowing down.

Lineker tweeted: “If Liverpool weren’t so relentlessly good, I’d fancy that this Leicester team could actually win this league. What a time to be alive.”

Rodgers, however, doesn’t appear to be prioritising a title push as he is more focused on developing the team.

The former Liverpool boss is happy to remain anonymous during the two-horse race between the Reds and Manchester City – although Leicester are now six points ahead of the latter.

Rodgers said: “I don’t think anyone expects us to be near the top.

“After Manchester United won at Manchester City on Saturday, the caption came up about how far City are away from Liverpool.


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“We respect that, we get on with our work and keep developing as a team.

“It’s just natural, Man City and Liverpool are both incredible teams.

“We know we are looking to improve and close the gap.

“We have finished ninth in the last two seasons but today we looked like a top team.


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“It was a real historic day, to surpass the club record of straight wins in the top flight was fantastic for us.”

Rodgers has led Leicester to 12 wins in 16 Premier League matches and has also helped Jamie Vardy return to his old goalscoring ways.

Vardy is the league’s top scorer with 16 goals in as many matches.

The England international scored a brace against Aston Villa in the Foxes’ 4-1 win at Villa Park on Sunday in which Kelechi Iheanacho and Jonny Evans also got on the scoresheet.

Rodgers added: “Jamie is such a top-level player, he is always ready when the chances come.

“I don’t think there’s any doubt he isn’t going to score.”

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