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Jamie Vardy a threat to Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp says Leicester striker gambles

Jurgen Klopp knows his Liverpool defence are in for a tough evening up against Jamie Vardy – no matter who plays.

The Reds will be without Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold through injury.

Meanwhile, Andy Robertson is also still a doubt to feature due to a tight hamstring sustained on international duty with Scotland.

It could leave the Premier League champions with none of their first-choice defenders against the current table toppers.

Leicester have had their own injury woes in the first couple of months of the 2020/21 season, but that has hardly affected Brendan Rodgers’ team.

Klopp must now find a way of coping himself and keeping Vardy quiet following his eight goals in seven top-flight appearances so far this term.

Asked what makes Vardy difficult to stop, Klopp replied: “His speed! It's incredible how he uses that.

“He is a massive threat. He gambles in a good way with the last line.

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“His technical level is really good as well. Jamie is a proper, proper player.

“It's always a challenge to defend him.”

Vardy has not scored in the Premier League against Liverpool since the 2017/18 campaign.

However, his record does read seven goals in his last eight top-flight appearances vs the Reds.

Liverpool’s Joel Matip and Fabinho are the most likely centre-half partnership Klopp will turn to on Sunday (7.15pm).

The Brazilian will face a late fitness test but should make the game on Merseyside.

Meanwhile, youngsters Nathaniel Phillips and Rhys Williams are options too.

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