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Category: Brendan Rodgers

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Leicester give their all to the very end but the richest clubs prevail

Brendan Rodgers’ side were unlucky to miss out on top four after a season racked by injuries, while Chelsea imploded but held on to fourth and Liverpool stormed to thirdAs you were, then. At the end of this most unpredictable and turbulent of seasons, …

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Leicester wait in Champions League wings after 242 days in top four | Paul Doyle

Brendan Rodgers needs results to go in his favour on Sunday if his side are to secure Champions League qualificationBrendan Rodgers has called for perspective but knows the last day of the season is no time for nuance. If results go Leicester’s way, th…

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Rodgers urges Leicester to dig deep and secure top-four finish against Chelsea

Foxes face FA Cup final rematch in Premier League on Tuesday‘We’ve got a great opportunity to qualify. We aim to take it’Brendan Rodgers has urged his Leicester players to seize their opportunity and secure Champions League qualification when they face…

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‘It’s a historical day’: Brendan Rodgers on Leicester City’s first FA Cup triumph – video

Brendan Rodgers praised his players – and the 21,000 fans in attendance at Wembley Stadium – after Leicester won the FA Cup for the first time in the club’s history Rodgers’ side beat Chelsea 1-0 thanks a to a Youri Tielemans screamer.  ‘Just…

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Brendan Rodgers’ record finally stacks up to the brand he has created | Jonathan Liew

Leicester’s manager has succumbed to his own hubris before but he now has ample evidence of the success of his methodsA quiz: which of these stories about Brendan Rodgers is true? Story A: when he was a youth-team coach at Chelsea he once tried to chee…

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Brendan Rodgers urges Leicester to use FA Cup final as spur for top four finish

Foxes beat Southampton to reach final against ChelseaLeicester third in league but have lost last two gamesBrendan Rodgers said he hopes Leicester reaching a first FA Cup final since 1969 will spur them on to secure a top-four berth in the Premier Leag…

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Brendan Rodgers ignores whispers of collapse as Leicester size up Wembley

An FA Cup semi-final defeat would trigger talk of another late-season wobble, but Leicester’s manager is embracing the pressureBrendan Rodgers says that the past week brought the lowest point of his mostly uplifting two-year tenure at Leicester. No dou…

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Rodgers drops Leicester’s Maddison, Choudhury and Pérez for Covid breach

Leicester manager ‘bitterly disappointed’ with trioThey miss West Ham defeat but will return for FA Cup semi-final Brendan Rodgers said that he was “bitterly disappointed” with James Maddison, Hamza Choudhury and Ayoze Pérez after dropping them for Lei…

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Brendan Rodgers plots Leicester route to double over Manchester City | Paul Doyle

The manager rarely rages at his players but knows another thrilling win would strengthen their Champions League chancesBrendan Rodgers has a fascinating question to mull over before Saturday evening, one that few managers get to ponder: how to beat Man…

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Brendan Rodgers wants Leicester to gatecrash top six despite Justin blow

Leicester face Liverpool in early game on SaturdayFull-back Justin suffered ACL injury in FA Cup winLeicester continue to profit from the versatility of Brendan Rodgers. Notwithstanding Liverpool’s struggles, it would be no surprise if Rodgers’s team e…

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Leicester’s dogged defence offers platform to attack Manchester United | Paul Doyle

Brendan Rodgers has been well-served by veterans but Wesley Fofana and James Justin have particularly impressedLesser teams than Leicester City would have tumbled down the table by now, with excuses and recriminations soundtracking their fall. Brendan …

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Brendan Rogers’ Anfield past brings power of ignition to latest reunion | Barney Ronay

Leicester manager’s title tilt at Anfield helped reset Liverpool, while last season’s Boxing Day game was key to Reds’ success, adding spice to Sunday’s clash between leaders and champions‘It was unbelievable. It was pure football power destruction.” I…

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Brendan Rodgers brings steel to clash of Midlands powerhouses | Paul Doyle

The Leicester manager’s tactical intelligence will be tested by a more ‘dominant and unpredictable’ Wolves side on SundayA week after Rayan Aït-Nouri illuminated his Wolves debut by scoring the opening goal in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, Nuno Espí…

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Brendan Rodgers deserves more praise for Leicester’s superb start

Despite missing some of their best players through injury, Leicester are now up to second in the Premier League tableBy Martin Laurence for WhoScoredIt has been an unpredictable start to the Premier League season, even if the very top of the table look…

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Pep Guardiola questions Manchester City’s belief after drubbing by Leicester

• ‘We started to think we were playing bad,’ says manager• Brendan Rodgers full of praise for Leicester’s tactical disciplinePep Guardiola said Manchester City’s 5-2 humbling by Leicester was a result of his players lacking stability and belief, after …

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Leicester’s labours must not cloud verdict on Brendan Rodgers’ high-flyers | Jonathan Wilson

Despite a dismal run of form caused by injuries and rivals countering Jamie Vardy, reaching Europe signals a triumphant season, even if they miss out on the Champions LeagueIt is the age of data and yet it is also the age of impatience. It is an age wh…

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Rodgers urges Leicester to deliver ‘result heard around the world’

Manager says Manchester United are facing more pressure‘We want to qualify for Champions League, they need to’Brendan Rodgers says Leicester are aiming to achieve “a result that will be heard around the world” when they take on Manchester United on Sun…

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The Fiver | A sequence the untrained eye could easily mistake for a dirty protest

Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!It’s fair to say that the fortunes of former Old Firm managers looking to branch out into English football have been ever so slightly mixed. Take some of the lads from the Pope’s Newc O’Rangers. Dick A…

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Leicester unravelled and desperate owing to small squad’s broken belief | Paul Doyle

The city is back in lockdown but Brendan Rodgers’s side may bring relief if they overcome decline against Crystal PalaceWhile the rest of England edges closer to normality on Saturday, lockdown has been reimposed on Leicester this week owing to a rise …

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Brendan Rodgers accepts Ben Chilwell may leave Leicester

Manager says full-back can improve at King Power StadiumChelsea have been linked with bid for England internationalBrendan Rodgers says Ben Chilwell has no need to leave Leicester City to develop into one of the best left-backs in the world, but the ma…