After scoring a brace in Leicester City's 5-0 drubbing of Newcastle United on Sunday, Jamie Vardy said his side is confident to challenge the Premier League table-toppers Liverpool FC when they face each other next weekend.

Even though Leicester were without their key midfielder, James Maddison, who was out due to an ankle injury, they pulled a terrific victory at the Kings Power Stadium. The crucial three points at home lifted them to the third spot on the points table, just below Liverpool and Manchester City.

Leicester are scheduled to head to the Merseyside for their next Premier League fixture to take on Jurgen Klopp's undefeated Liverpool.

Jamie Vardy Jamie Vardy is confident ahead of Leicester's Liverpool clash next weekend. Photo: Reuters

"We’re a close knit group and we will get back on the training ground this week and look forward to facing Liverpool next weekend," Vardy said after Leicester's spectacular win over Newcastle.

With seven matches inside 2019-20 season, Liverpool are yet to lose a game. On the other hand, Leicester, who are currently managed by Liverpool's ex-boss Brendan Rodgers, have managed four wins, two draws and a loss from as many games.

In an interview with Sky Sports about Leicester's goal-scoring chances, Vardy said, "We've got lots of different ways we can score. Everyone's seen obviously that we used to be really counter-attacking, but now we've got different dimensions to our attack, and that's what you've seen today with the goals." 

Apart from Vardy, the other goal-scorers in Leicester's 5-0 victory were Ricardo Pereira, Wilfred Ndidi and an own goal from Paul Dummett.

Even if Newcastle had the slightest chance to make a comeback, it ruined when their midfielder Isaac Hayden was slapped with a red card for an unacceptable challenge on Dennis Praet. The incident took place just before the half-time when the hosts were already riding on a 1-0 lead, courtesy Pereira's superb low-finish goal in the 16th minute.

Vardy heaped praises on the young defender as he said, "Delighted for him, weaker foot as well and he slotted it in the bottom corner. You've seen what he's like, consistently good and he's only going to get better."