Liverpool must stop “top player”

The Merseyside outfit are back at the King Power Stadium for the second time in the space of four days as they entertain the Foxes in the Premier League’s late kick-0ff.

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Having been knocked out by City in the League Cup, the visitors will be looking to gain a measure of revenge later today and Can has pinpointed Vardy – who has scored on his last three appearances against the Reds – as the dangerman.

“Jamie Vardy is a top player. We have to try all together to stop him,” Can told reporters.

“And not just him – they’ll have 10 other good players.”

Vardy scored twice in Leicester’s 3-1 win over Liverpool last season.

Vardy sat out the cup game as his replacement Islam Slimani seized a rare starting opportunity by netting the second of the night after Shinji Okazaki – on as a substitute for Leonardo Ulloa – had broken the deadlock.

Will this be the scene at the King Power?

City’s no.9 has shown glimpses of his 2015/16 form when he played a huge role in the club’s surprise title-winning campaign – by exploiting space in behind defences and has netted four goals in five league appearances.