The defender of Leicester Christian Fuchs has advised his team-mates to make in their 3-1 win over Liverpool as they look to safe their Premier League future following the sacking of manager Claudio Ranieri.
Victory at the King Power Stadium saw on Monday that the Foxes moved two points clear of the bottom three and were a boost to caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare’s believes to become the full-time successor to veteran manager Ranieri.
On Tuesday, Fuchs said on Leicester’s website that “There were lot of things written in the media but it fired us up and we wanted to show what we were made of with a lot of untruths written. You saw the Leicester from last season.”
“Every game for us is now a final, we want to stay in the league and we can build on that game. We were fired up from minute one. This season we were trailing a lot but were going up 1-0, 2-0 and even 3-0. It’s good for our game; it didn’t happen too often until now,” he added.
England striker Jamie Vardy arrival to form with two goals either side of Danny Drinkwater’s superb 25-yard volley as Leicester ended a run of five straight defeats.
Liverpool has won just two matches, out of 12 games and is successfully out of the title race given which they are 14 points behind Chelsea.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said that Monday’s defeats miss everyone at Anfield fighting for their futures.
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum said on the club website that “After every defeat it’s important to bounce back. That’s what we have to do on Saturday. Of course, it’s difficult, and it’s a hard one, especially with the way we lost the game.”
“The manager (had) told us already at the beginning of the week, and again when (Claudio) Ranieri (left), that it was going to be a really difficult game. We were not ready at the beginning of the game. We didn’t adapt well in the game.”