Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has dealt a serious threat to Liverpool’s title ambitions after confirming that none of his players will be leaving in January.
The Foxes currently trail Jurgen Klopp’s side by eight points in the league table but are on the back of a magnificent run that has seen a club-record eight consecutive league victories.
Rodgers has masterminded a relentless run of form that has drawn comparisons to Leicester’s 2015/16 title-winning season.
The Foxes have made their best-ever start to a league season recording 38 points – from a possible 48. Their only defeat of the season came at the hands of the current league leaders Liverpool – losing 2-1 at Anfield back in October.
Leicester’s 46-year-old manager made a huge statement on Thursday afternoon which will have a huge effect on this season’s title race. Rodgers confirmed in his most recent press conference that none of his current players will be leaving the club in the upcoming January window.
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Speaking to Sky Sports Rodgers confirmed: “There will be no one leaving in January. Categorically”.
Rodgers was then questioned whether the message had been passed down by the club’s hierarchy, he added: “No. But I’m sure if we speak that will be the case as well.
“I speak regularly with John Rudkin [director of football] and Top [Leicester owner] but I haven’t spoken to them today on that.
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Leicester have miraculously emerged as Liverpool’s fiercest title rivals this season and Rodgers deserves enormous credit for the teams’ stunning form.
It doesn’t come as a huge surprise that Leicester will not be letting any of their prized assets leave the club with Champions League football potentially on the horizon for the Foxes.
Liverpool have made their best-ever start to a league campaign racking up a near-perfect 46 points from a possible 48. They have won 15 of their opening 16 fixtures and don’t look like slowing down.
However, Leicester will have the opportunity to close the gap whilst the European champions are away for the FIFA Club World Cup. Liverpool’s return to Premier League action will also be that gargantuan clash against their former manager at the King Power Stadium on Boxing Day.