Why Brendan Rodgers should be confident about facing Pochettino

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Brendan Rodgers manager of Liverpool shakes hands with Mauricio Pochettino manager of Tottenham Hotspur before the Barclays Premier League match...

Leicester City are level on points with Tottenham Hotspur but Brendan Rodgers has an edge over the Spurs boss.

Brendan Rodgers manager of Leicester City at the end of the Premier League match between Leicester City and Bournemouth at The King Power Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Leicester, United...

Taking on Leicester City at the King Power, Tottenham will have to do it after a tough game out in Greece against Olympiakos on Wednesday. Mauricio Pochettino's side were high on confidence after the 4-0 drubbing of Crystal Palace but that has quickly changed after letting slip a 2-0 lead against the Greek giants.

Spurs will go into the game on Saturday with just one win in their last five games in all competitions. That is a disastrous record for any time let alone a side aiming to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City for the Premier League crown this season.

 

In the early game on Saturday, a win for either side will temporarily push them above Manchester City into second place. Pochettino has to get his side ready for a very difficult game against the Foxes but does Brendan Rodgers have an edge over the Argentine?

Rodgers and Pochettino have faced each other on five different occasions in the Premier League with the former Liverpool boss winning three of those meetings. Pochettino had some early luck against Rodgers during his time as Saints boss but that changed quickly. 

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Brendan Rodgers manager of Liverpool and Mauricio Pochetino manager of Tottenham Hotspur react during the Barclays Premier League match between...

In their last three meetings, Pochettino's side have conceded a combined nine goals against Rodgers' team. That should be worrying for Spurs considering that they have already conceded eight times in six games so far. A struggling defence against someone like Jamie Vardy is never a positive feeling for the manager but Rodgers would be licking his lips at the prospect.

The game will by no means be easy for Leicester or Rodgers considering their firepower with Son Heing-min and Harry Kane upfront. However, Rodgers evidently has Pochettino's number and he should be looking at his three wins and nine goals in their last three games to boost his side's confidence on Saturday.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers makes a point to Jamie Vardy during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Stoke City and Leicester City at Bet365 Stadium on July 27, 2019 in Stoke...

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