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Leicester’s Barnes learned plenty from Liverpool’s bumper Boxing Day

The Leicester winger absorbs plenty from experiences such as last season’s 4-0 thrashing and criticism from Alan Shearer

Harvey Barnes symbolises much of what Leicester are doing right these days. An academy graduate who earned his first senior England cap last month at the age of 22, he is a prime example of the club’s ability to spot and develop exciting talent.

But after being overlooked by Gareth Southgate for the most recent internationals Barnes knows that just as he must continue to improve if he is to go to next year’s European Championship, he and his Leicester teammates must demonstrate the progress they have made this year if they are to remain above the Premier League champions after Sunday’s trip to Anfield. When the teams last met, at the King Power on Boxing Day, Liverpool won 4-0 and inflicted a lesson that hit Leicester hard.

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