Question makes Rodgers storm out of interview after Palace match

BOURNEMOUTH, Brendan Rodgers, manager of Leicester City (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
BOURNEMOUTH, Brendan Rodgers, manager of Leicester City (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) /
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BOURNEMOUTH, Brendan Rodgers, manager of Leicester City (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) /

Foxes of Leicester explains why Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers stormed out of a post-match interview following the Crystal Palace draw.

If you consider Leicester’s drab Premier League stalemate with Palace as progress, I suggest you go for a pint with Rodgers as opposed to reading the remainder of this article. Yeah, a clean sheet was achieved but flatness was evident.

Against even slightly more deadly attackers, the Foxes certainly would have conceded, especially with certain personnel starting at the back. Leicester should be scoring at least once against opponents of the Eagles’ standard, with all due respect.

A moment of actual drama seems to have transpired following proceedings. The Telegraph claim that the Leicester boss left an impromptu interview in anger after being asked a question about his salary and potential severance payout. The outlet suggests that the former Liverpool gaffer declared that he isn’t paid the reported £10million, and was further annoyed when asked of a payoff.

"“I have read on the news what I am supposed to be on and I know for sure that is a total fabrication.“It’s nowhere near. I actually think it is a disrespectful question, very disrespectful. I never asked you how much money you are on or whether there is any blockage in your role from your owners.“I don’t think you need to worry about my wages. If there is a stumbling block in anything, you need to ask the owners that. It’s a disgraceful question”."

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Leeds United at King Power Stadium for Leicester City clash

Another crucial game now awaits, in which the east Midlands team must be victorious. The Foxes play Leeds on Thursday evening (there is almost a full EPL midweek schedule for gameweek 12, all available on Amazon Prime Video for viewers in the United Kingdom), with both teams struggling.

Although the sides are not quite desperate yet, being 19th and 15th places respectively is obviously a worry. Jesse Marsch’s men have won twice this season, while Rodgers’ squad have only managed to obtain three points on one occasion. The American appears to be under pressure at Elland Road, as is the Northern Irishman on Filbert Way.

Leeds lost to Arsenal at home on Sunday afternoon thanks to a Bukayo Saka finish on 35 minutes. Expect fireworks as both teams strive to move away from the drop zone. An LCFC defeat could see the KPS atmosphere become more hostile towards Rodgers after threatening to do so in recent times.

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Over the past two years, the two EPL clubs have battled it out four times in the division. Leicester were triumphant in a couple of fixtures, meanwhile there was a single draw, along with one Whites victory.