Viv Anderson compares Leicester's potential Premier League title win to Nottingham Forest side that conquered Europe

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The Foxes look set to win the first top flight league crown in their history.

Viv Anderson has suggested that Leicester City's Premier League title win would not be quite as impressive as the Nottingham Forest side that conquered Europe nearly four decades ago, the Daily Star reports.

The Foxes currently sit seven points clear at the top of the table and could wrap up the title as early as Sunday when they face Manchester United at Old Trafford.

And while Claudio Ranieri's men's achievement would be incredible given that they were battling relegation until the final few games of last season, former Forest defender Anderson claimed that what Brian Clough managed at the City Ground was an even greater accomplishment.

"It's fantastic the way they've played. They are full of players who have been at other clubs and failed. Look at Wes Morgan who was at Forest. Kasper Schmeichel. They've deserved it," he told the Star.

"But Forest had players like that too. Ian Bowyer was at Leyton Orient! There were loads of players in that squad who were going nowhere until Cloughie got them together, which is incredible.

"The modern game is all about money, and if you have money you have a chance of winning the league. Look at Blackburn. Leicester have proved it doesn't always have to be the case.

"But when we won the league there were lots of good teams, not just three or four. We just went on a run. We won two European Cups and two League Cups too."

While almost no-one would have predicted what Leicester would achieve this season, it is fair to say that Forest's success arguably does deserve more credit given the amount of time that they spent at the summit of the game.

They won the First Division title in their first season back at the highest level, won two League Cups and famously won the European Cup in successive seasons all within three years of getting promoted. 

And while the strength of the European game means that it would be an incredible feat for any side to repeat what Forest did in 1979 and 1980, the fact that Leicester have managed to stay at the top of the Premier League all season suggests that it would be a mistake writing them off from doing it again next year.

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