LONDON: Almost two years after the appointment of Brendan Rodgers, Leicester once again tried to pose a threat to the ‘top six teams’ in the Premier League tradition of advancing to the rich and prestigious Champions League.
Foxes lead defending champions Liverpool by three points ahead of a crucial meeting between the two teams at King Power tomorrow night.
Rodgers can sympathize with the difficulties faced by Jurgen Klopp based on his experience with Liverpool.
The operator from Northern Ireland was fired in October 2015.
Klopp won the title last season after a failure created by Rodgers.
However, the German operator has been facing the loss of a key player on the field since Virgil van Dijk injured his ligament in October.
The absence of the Dutchman was compounded by the serious injuries of central defender Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.
Klopp’s side have won just three of their last 11 games and have been knocked out of the FA Cup with 10 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Among the two clubs that have dominated English football for the past four seasons is Leicester, who formed Rodgers as a consistent challenger for a place in the Champions League.