Leicester City star Jamie Vardy was snubbed by England national team boss Sam Allardyce in the 1-0 victory over Slovakia on Sunday.
Daniel Sturridge was picked ahead of Vardy off the bench despite recently struggling with an injury.
Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri does however, believes that Vardy will be fresh for the clash against Liverpool on Saturday as a result of being left out of the team by Allardyce.
Vardy was last season’s top goal scorer with 24 goals and Ranieri will be pleased to have his star man 100 percent fit against Liverpool.
Ranieri was quoted by ESPN as saying: “Yes he’s [Vardy] refreshed, he trained very well, for me it is good — for him no, maybe he is more hungry. Show me. You have to fight and say ‘hey Sam I am ready to play.”
Ranieri also revealed that Leicester will be better off against Liverpool as a result of Daniel Amartey, Danny Drinkwater, Ben Chilwell, Shinji Okazaki not featuring over the international break.
“It wasn’t only Jamie. Also [Daniel] Amartey, [Danny] Drinkwater, Ben Chilwell, Shinji Okazaki and a lot of my players went around the world without playing,” he added.
The Foxes will become the first side to play at Anfield following the redevelopment of the Reds Main Stand.
The Reds have completed the expansion of the new Main Stand which has seen around 8,500 seats added taking the overall capacity to 54,000.
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