Leicester boss Rodgers relishing 'perfect' finale against Man United

Thank you for reading the news about Leicester boss Rodgers relishing 'perfect' finale against Man United and now with the details

Aden - Yasmine El Tohamy - Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers with Jamie Vardy and Wes Morgan after the match. (Reuters)

They remain fourth but are level on 62 points with fifth-placed United who can open up a three-point lead if they beat West Ham United in their game in hand

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers shrugged off Sunday's 3-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur and believes next week's Premier League finale at home to Manchester United is 'perfect' as they try and seal a top-four finish.

When Leicester won eight successive league games between October and December they looked odds-on for a top-four finish and even looked capable of chasing Liverpool for the title.

But they have fallen away badly, winning only five times in the league in 2020 and they are in real danger of missing out on a Champions League qualification spot.

They remain fourth but are level on 62 points with fifth-placed United who can open up a three-point lead if they beat West Ham United in their game in hand.

United could also establish a goal difference advantage with a healthy win over West Ham (they are both +28), but Rodgers believes it will all come down to the last game of the season.

"It will be absolutely perfect. It will be all in," Rodgers, whose side have been hit by injuries to James Maddison and Ben Chilwell since the resumption, said.

"The players have been fantastic. We've got one last opportunity. Whatever the result was today, we needed a result next week."

Had anyone said last August that Leicester would be in with a chance of the top four with one game remaining, the club's fans would have gladly signed up for that scenario.

But it would be a body blow to miss out, even if Rodgers was doing his best to disguise that on Sunday when they trailed 3-0 at halftime against Tottenham Hotspur.

"I always felt that no matter how well you do, there will always be disappointment," Rodgers said. "Others will be gratified with the work done over the past 17 months to be in this position. I know there will be both feelings.

"The players, what they've done in the past 17 months, to put themselves in this position, it's brilliant."

Rodgers said his players were "leggy" at Tottenham but said they have a week to refresh themselves.

"I don't want to be too negative," he said. "We go into a game next week with a fantastic chance to get into the Champions League. Top six was the aim, which you guys would admit would be a fantastic achievement."

These were the details of the news Leicester boss Rodgers relishing 'perfect' finale against Man United for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Khaleej Times and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Celtics grind to overtime win over Pacers in East finals opener
NEXT Jeddah hosts Saudi Smash 2024 table tennis championship from May 1-11