More Leicester injury worries as Rodgers cancels players’ day off

Leicester City's King Power Stadium (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
Leicester City's King Power Stadium (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) /
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Leicester City’s King Power Stadium (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) /

Leicester City now have further injury worries with midfielders Dennis Praet and James Maddison unavailable for the Liverpool game. Meanwhile, manager Brendan Rodgers cancelled the Foxes players’ day off after the Newcastle United loss.

Why can’t we just get it together, eh? In modern LCFC times, whenever we manage a few good results in succession, progress often tumbles like a house of cards. Why is it that when certain stars are doing well by assisting, scoring or just playing a role perfectly, or a defender is contributing to clean sheets – they get injured? Usually badly.

Now the underrated but emerging Praet is also sidelined. He’ll be absent for the Reds clash. Rodgers confirmed that the Belgian still has a sore side after a “heavy fall” during the Newcastle fixture.

In addition to that bad news, there is a worse update. Maddison will miss the match at Anfield, too. He is presently in London seeing a specialist, accompanied by the club doctor; Foxes medical staff are awaiting the result of the appointment.

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Foxes day off cancelled as Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers gets tough, for once

I don’t believe it – in the voice of the legendary Victor Meldrew – Rodgers has put his foot down with this Leicester squad, finally. I know outbursts aren’t his manner or style, yet I’ve been waiting years for the Northern Irishman to give the Foxes the hairdryer treatment. But only when absolutely necessary, of course.

It appears that the 3-0 drubbing by Newcastle United was reportedly enough for the former Liverpool manager to let loose on his men at half-time. Unfortunately, LCFC began to regress and revert to bad habits – to an incredibly worrying degree. The east Midlanders were rocked by a Newcastle side that were barely breaking stride to advance and eventually be triumphant.

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However, Rodgers got even more into the style of the lauded Alex Ferguson or the legendary yet invented England gaffer, Mike Bassett. You see, following Tuesday’s ridiculous overall Leicester performance at King Power Stadium versus the Magpies, the Foxes head coach scrapped the squad’s day off in order to “hold a team meeting“. At the gathering, the roster examined reasons for such a dreadful display. Let’s hope the talks and dressing down achieves a reaction at Anfield on Friday.