Brendan Rodgers has urged Ndidi and his Leicester team mates to become the team who stop Liverpool going a year unbeaten in the Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp’s league leaders have not tasted defeat in the competition since they lost 2-1 at Manchester City on January 3 last year, though the Reds eventually missed out on the title by a single point.
Liverpool have played 34 league games since then without losing – but Leicester are their closest challengers this season, albeit 10 points adrift, and Rodgers knows the sequence cannot go on indefinitely.
The Foxes manager said: ‘As a coach, you know [the run] is going to end at some time so why not be the team that tries to do it? That’s the whole idea.. You want to be the team who can go out there and achieve that.
‘You know they’re a very resilient team. They have shown if they’re [not] playing at their best they still get the results somehow, that’s always the mark of a team with a winning mentality, especially when it’s consistent.
‘You have to look at them and Manchester City as two of the top teams you’ll have seen at this level. We were part of the process at Liverpool when we were there (when Rodgers was manager from 2012-15) and for the next couple of years Jurgen continued to build on that.
‘Then the owners put in investment that brings it to the next level in terms of wingers, goalkeepers, centre-half…that gives them a great opportunity to consistently play at the highest level.’