Leicester City under new manager has the chance to test themselves against Premier League opposition tonight.

Prior to their cup match, Leicester City’s manager branded ‘intense’ Liverpool as “impossible.”

Following their successful start to the Championship season, the Foxes have a new-look team and renewed optimism. They have won seven of their first eight league games, and Liverpool are currently seated in second place in the premier division.

Maresca worked as Pep Guardiola’s assistant coach at Manchester City before the summer transfer to the King Power. He served as one of his assistants during the 2022–23 season, which saw City win the treble and Liverpool place fifth.

And having his say on Liverpool ahead of tonight’s game, Maresca has suggested that Jurgen Klopp’s side could struggle to battle at the top of the Premier League for much longer, having been such an intense-playing side for so long now.

Leicester boss Enzo Maresca insists Liverpool have built the best  'transition' team in the world... as Foxes prepare for Anfield challenge |  Daily Mail Online

As quoted by Planet Sport, the Leicester boss said:

“For sure, I really enjoy the challenge between them [Manchester City and Liverpool] in the last five or 10 years. I think they also enjoy, as a club, to fight between them.

“Liverpool are very intense, very aggressive, it doesn’t matter what the game is, the opponent or the competition. They are a machine.

“But it’s impossible to maintain the same level for five, six, seven years. Very soon they will be at the same level they have been for the last two or three years.

“They have been unbelievable. With Manchester City they have been the two teams who have been competing and trying to win titles.”

A good test for Leicester City

Putting aside Maresca’s potential rivalry with Liverpool, the Leicester City team has a great opportunity to show how far they’ve come under his leadership when they play Liverpool.


Expect the Reds to select a solid lineup because Klopp probably wants to win the cup this year. Expect Leicester to field a quality team as well, as the Foxes undoubtedly want to win to keep up their excellent start to the season.


The game tonight will begin at 7:45.


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