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Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on Liverpool gaffer Jurgen Klopp ahead of their much-awaited clash against the Merseysiders this weekend. The Scottish manager will return to face his former club and has been quite open in praising his adversary for his work at Anfield.

Rodgers nearly guided Liverpool to their first Premier League title in 2014 before being beaten to it by Manchester City in the last stages of the campaign. A sixth-place finish in the following season and a string of bad results saw him being replaced by Jurgen Klopp in October 2015.

However, he has no regrets over what happened in his time at Anfield.

“I’m really looking forward to going back. I had the real privilege of managing there,” Rodgers told reporters. “So much learning took place for me at Liverpool.”

“Those first couple of seasons went well and we went close to the title. The third year was more difficult but there was great learning for me as a coach. The fourth season didn’t last so long.”

“Jurgen has done a brilliant job,” Rodgers added. “He’s brought a real harmony and togetherness to the team and supporters. The consistency has helped. There’s areas of the field where he’s brought in top, top players.”

“We’re going there to test the Champions League winners. If we work as well as we have been, we can match any team. We’re looking forward to seeing how we can impose our game.”

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