Jurgen Klopp believes Leicester have the potential to finish in the top four under former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

Leicester are third in the Premier League after a strong start to season and will overtake Manchester City

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Liverpool full-back Andy Robertson says the team need to raise their performance levels from the win over Red Bull Salzburg

Liverpool full-back Andy Robertson says the team need to raise their performance levels from the win over Red Bull Salzburg

“We love living there and it is all good, we’ve paid our rent to him so I’m not sure he still has to work but he is still doing it!

“He is doing really well, I am not surprised about that. I knew when I came here that he was not the reason that things didn’t work out.

“Since then he did an incredible job at Celtic and now at Leicester. A lot of the players were there before him but he’s made some really good signings.

“A brilliant team. What they do is really good, I don’t have to say that I think everybody knows at the moment.

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Klopp has congratulated Liverpool fan Katarina Johnson-Thompson after she won gold in the heptathlon at the World Athletics Championships

Klopp has congratulated Liverpool fan Katarina Johnson-Thompson after she won gold in the heptathlon at the World Athletics Championships

“When you watch Leicester games it is exciting, fresh and [they] defend well, play football and counter-attacks are threatening.

“The reception I think will be good from our supporters. But still, it is not a friendly game. We are there to perform as well and hopefully we can do that.”

Klopp has been particularly impressed with Leicester’s full-backs this season and says he has been monitoring England international Ben Chilwell since the early stages of his career.

“Ben Chilwell, I was first aware of him when he was on loan to Huddersfield,” said Klopp.

“David Wagner was pretty much in my ear every day but Leicester didn’t want to let him go. He’s still there, which is obviously good for him.

Klopp confirmed Joel Matip would miss the match against Leicester Klopp confirmed Joel Matip would miss the match against Leicester Klopp confirmed Joel Matip would miss the match against Leicester

“Now he is a grown-up player, not a kid anymore. Football-wise he is exceptional. So yes, they have good full-backs but I’m happy with my own full-backs to be honest.”

Klopp confirmed Joel Matip has not recovered from a knock in time to face Leicester, although goalkeeper Alisson could feature against the Foxes after returning to full training with the Liverpool squad.

“With Alisson it is still maybe, maybe not,” said Klopp. “Yesterday he trained with the team. He looked really good, we will see.