The nemesis, the danger posed by the former transfer target, and the chance to go seven points clear at the top

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Jan 30, 201922m
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The nemesis, the danger posed by the former transfer target, and the chance to go seven points clear at the top
Jan 3022m
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Newcastle United's shock victory over Manchester City means that Liverpool will go seven points clear at the top with victory over Leicester City on Wednesday night.

And given the table-topping Reds have won their previous 17 matches versus teams from outside the top five so far this season, you would not bet against them from getting the job done against an out-of-form Foxes side.

But despite losing four of their last five games in all competitions, Leicester have proven they can take points off the top teams, and in Jamie Vardy they have someone who has scored more goals against Liverpool than any other player currently playing in the Premier League.

So to find out what’s going on at the King Power Stadium, Paul Wheelock speaks to reporter and author Rob Tanner, who has covered the Foxes for the past 10 years for the Leicester Mercury.

He talks the club’s expectations nowadays after their unbelievable and unexpected Premier League title triumph three years ago, the current mood toward manager Claude Puel and his relationship with Vardy, the former transfer target who could pose a big problem to the Reds’ injury-hit right-hand side, and sadly, how Leicester are attempting to move on from October’s helicopter crash tragedy.

You will then hear from our Liverpool FC correspondent James Pearce after he returned from Klopp’s pre-match press conference.

James gives you all the latest team news including the straight choice between who will start at right-back.

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