Rodgers reveals why he dropped Ward and if Iversen now No.1

Daniel Iversen of Leicester City (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Daniel Iversen of Leicester City (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images) /
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However, there is a major caveat: his positioning and performances have worsened significantly in-line with the dramatic collapse in form over the last five fixtures. This is not a coincidence. It would seem Ward has a fragile confidence consistently hammered by a clown-like defensive organisation which has only recently improved with the arrival of Harry

What Rodgers has said

Rodgers’ comments are aligned with this general understanding of the No. 1. As per LeicestershireLive:

"“It’s always important to give a goalkeeper a good run of games and I felt Danny Ward deserved that… I had a long conversation with him before the Chelsea game in terms of… the standard I expect and what I want from my goalkeeper”"

Danny Ward had his opportunity. A prolonged run of games as Leicester City’s main ‘keeper. The chance was there to prove himself the right style and quality to replace the Danish legend. Yet still the Welsh goalkeeper failed to find the consistency and confidence to do the hard job.

"Iversen has played a lot of football over the past four years and he’s progressed… he’s a brilliant shot-stopper and he’s good on crosses… He’ll get a run of games. It’s important he feels he’s not just judged on this performance. I thought he did really well"

Iversen on the other hand has been playing plenty of matches beforehand on loan, and has equally been performing well in training. Coming in with a freshness and calmness with less expectations should help the player maintain a consistency within performances: whether or not those will be better in particular ways to Ward is yet to be seen.

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What can be said is that the Dane will get a run of games as the No. 1, allowing him to develop and prove he should stay at the club in the next season. After all, otherwise the Foxes will be forced to sign a high-profile over-ready player such as Alban Lafont.