Former England striker Gary Lineker appears to be pessimistic about his hometown club Leicester’s chances of winning the Premier League title ahead of Liverpool.
The Foxes are eight points behind the Reds after their 4-1 win over Aston Villa yesterday, but despite being delighted by his former team’s form, he is not holding out much hope for them overhauling the Merseysiders at the top of the table:
If Liverpool weren’t so relentlessly good, I’d fancy that this Leicester team could actually win this league. What a time to be alive. 👏🏻👏🏻
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 8, 2019
Ex-Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is certainly doing a very good job at the King Power Stadium, and the game between the two sides on Boxing Day later this month is looking like a mouth-watering contest.
Leicester do face Manchester City before the game against the Reds so whether that will have any bearing on the result, we shall have to wait and see.
Jurgen Klopp‘s men will be travelling to Qatar for the Club World Cup a week prior to the fixture as well, and it will certainly be a testing end to the month for the Merseyside club.