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    • Wes Morgan believes the league is more open due to the lack of supporters 
    • Leicester are currently top of the Premier League table after an impressive start   
    • The Foxes face reigning champions Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday evening  
    • Morgan was speaking exclusively to the Gary Newbon Sports Show with Jewson 

    Leicester captain Wes Morgan believes the Premier League is more of an level playing field this season due to the lack of supporters inside stadiums, ahead of the Foxes facing Liverpool on Sunday.  

    Brendan Rodgers’ side are currently top of the table on 18 points after eight matches, with the reigning champions a point further back ahead of the return of the top flight after the international break. 

    Morgan, who led Leicester to their famous title triumph in 2016, is not getting carried away yet but did refer to the effect that empty stadiums are having on matches so far in this campaign.  

    Wes Morgan says the lack of fans inside grounds is making the league an ‘even playing field’

    Supporters are currently not even allowed inside stadiums with social distancing in place

    Supporters are currently not even allowed inside stadiums with social distancing in place 

    Speaking to the Gary Newbon Sports Show, Morgan said: ‘Definitely the crowd plays a big effect. 

    ‘When we’re at home the crowd is behind us and we’ve got the advantage, especially if things don’t go the way we want them on the day, the crowd push you into that extra gear needed to get something out the game. 

    ‘But with that not there, it’s more of an even playing field for playing away and home, which is very interesting to watch this season because that’s the first time that’s ever happened. 

    Morgan emphasised the key role the crowd at the King Power Stadium can have on the team

    Morgan emphasised the key role the crowd at the King Power Stadium can have on the team

    ‘We all want the fans to be back, sooner the better, hopefully we can start getting crowds into the stadiums at some point in the near future but in the meantime I feel it’s definitely an even playing field for all teams at the moment and the stats show that.’ 

    Only one team, Liverpool, are unbeaten at home in the Premier League while a total of six teams are undefeated on the road. 

    That all being said, Sportsmail revealed on Tuesday that football fans could return to stadiums to watch matches in the Premier League and EFL in December under plans drawn up by government. 

    Meanwhile, Morgan was full of praise for his team-mates after an impressive start to the campaign. 

    Morgan led Leicester to Premier League glory in 2016 but is not getting ahead of himself

    Morgan led Leicester to Premier League glory in 2016 but is not getting ahead of himself 

    ‘We don’t want to get carried away with the position we’re in, it’s a fantastic position and we wouldn’t change it obviously,’ Morgan added. 

    ‘It’s a lovely feeling (being top), (there’s been) a lot of talk in the media about us, it’s early days, we’ve played eight games, our form’s been great and we just need to continue the momentum – as long as we’re consistent we should be fine. 

    ‘We’ve had a few injuries as well and we’ve been able to cope with that. There’s going to be a lot of injuries which teams need to deal with, but I think we’ve coped fantastically so far.’ 

    The Gary Newbon Sports Show, with @Punching.TV, and in association with MailOnline Sport, will be streamed live every Thursday #GNSS.  

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