Leicester City boss Enzo Maresca has revealed his admiration for Liverpool ahead of the Carabao Cup clash with his-flying side.
The relegated Foxes have made a positive start to life back in the Championship under new manager Maresca. They sit top of the table after eight games in the second tier, picking up 21 points, and will be looking for a statement result at Anfield on Wednesday night.
Maresca spent last season as one of Pep Guardiola’s assistants, having previously coached Manchester City’s elite development side. The Leicester job is his second managerial role, following a brief spell in charge of Parma, and the Italian has revealed the influence that Jurgen Klopp’s team have had on his coaching career.
Asked if he was excited to face Liverpool, Maresca replied, “A lot. It’s Liverpool. I tried to study Klopp because of the way they work off the ball and the way they defended. Excited for sure.”
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The Foxes boss admitted that he will name a much-changed side against Liverpool - with ex-Red and former Everton defender Conor Coady competing for a starting spot. However, Maresca was full of compliments for Liverpool and backed the club to be challenging for major honours in the near future with their revamped squad.
“They have some new players but in terms of transition and work off the ball, they have probably been the best team in the world for the last seven years,” Maresca said.
“So now, even if they have new players, they just need time to adapt and then they will go again. Anfield will be a good environment for us.”
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