Foxes of Leicester examines the latest Leicester City occurrences via Brendan Rodgers’ pre-Liverpool press conference.
Prior to the massive Premier League contest between 2019/20 champions Liverpool and current division leaders Leicester City, Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers gave the unavoidably must-watch pre-match press conference.
At present, Leicester have an abundance of injury concerns and absentee players. In these ‘pressers’, the boss addresses all manner of questions and covers a wide range of topics.
Leicester City injuries and returns
Rodgers confirmed that star full-back Ricardo Pereira will soon be in contention after being sidelined since the COVID-19 outbreak. The Portuguese will take part in an upcoming reserve clash before he is picked for the senior Foxes.
Timothy Castagne is fit and ready to go after he missed the last three of the east Midlanders’ outings. Having the Belgian back and Ricardo almost fully recovered is a significant development on Filbert Way.
Additionally, Rodgers also spoke of Caglar Soyuncu’s and Wilfred Ndidi’s comebacks; the Turkish international and Nigeria man are ‘weeks away’. Finally, Wesley Fofana has been cleared as “fine”. Read extra information here.
Many observers are predicting a Leicester victory on Merseyside, but, it is important to remember Jurgen Klopp’s capacity to motivate his players.
Rodgers was also asked if this is an easier time to play Liverpool, to which the Northern Irishman replied that he doesn’t think any moment is a good one to meet the Reds. He was asked this because Klopp’s team has been absolutely decimated due to fitness problems. Apart from Andy Robertson, every one of their backs four defenders are unavailable. Even some of the back-up personnel are not available. Yet they will still put out a world-class side, according to the Foxes gaffer.