Leicester City attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho has received a very low rating in his chances of wreaking havoc on Liverpool this weekend, as former Arsenal defender, Lee Dixon says the Super Eagles star can be easily stopped by any opposing defender.
Although Iheanacho hit headlines with a goal for Leicester in midweek, as he helped them pull off an away win in the EFL Carabao Cup, Dixon is of a startling view that the former Manchester City whiz-kid will not repeat same on Saturday.
Dixon argued in his preview of the upcoming English Premier League game at King Power Stadium that defenders can easily put Iheanacho where they want him, unlike the young attacker’s Leicester colleague, Jamie Vardy.
Leicester, who are seventh on the EPL log, with six points will want to see another goal from Iheanacho against Liverpool, who are atop the table with maximum nine points, but Dixon warns anyone banking on that to happen to brace up for an upset.
Iheanacho has played in all of The Foxes’ three EPL matches so far this season, but he is yet to score a league goal in the new campaign, while Vardy has one to his tally already.
Consequently, Dixon is rating very low Iheanacho’s chances against the likes of Virgil van Dirk, Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip in The Reds’ back-four.
Leicester have seen over 2.5 goals in five of their last six matches against Liverpool in all competitions, but Dixon says The Foxes will miss Vardy in the early kick-off on Saturday.
“Leicester City will miss Jamie Vardy on Saturday. You cannot box him to a corner. As a Liverpool defender, I will be more comfortable facing Iheanacho.
“You can have him where you want. It’s not the case with Vardy. It could be a difficult game for Leicester,” said Dixon, a Premier League title winner with Arsenal in 1998.