‘I don’t see them weak’ – Leicester manager Rogers says Liverpool are still strong despite injuries

'I don't see them weak' - Leicester manager Rogers says Liverpool are still strong despite injuries

After his side lost to Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday, the Fox boss asked about the Reds’ troubles.

Brendan Rodgers has questioned Liverpool’s “disappearance” after a well-beaten Lidster City clash on Sunday.

Rogers Leicester suffered a 3-0 defeat at Anfield as Liverpool extended their unbeaten run in the league to 64 matches – a club record.

Jਗੇrgen Klopp was left out of the Premier League squad for the likes of Virgil Van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Thiago Alcantara, but Leicester manager Rogers suggested he was more concerned about his former side’s injury concerns. The attention was drawn to the level with Premier League leaders Tottenham.

He also hinted at Leicester’s absence, with Ricardo Pereira, Kagler Soyensuku, Timothy Castagun and Wilfred NDD all missing from the game.

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“We are not worried about it,” he said. We had a great start. We were beaten by a better team. “Everyone talked about Liverpool’s injuries and it was the story that led the game but it’s still a high level team with players at the front of the pitch who can hurt you.

“There are still a lot of players out but the players are doing well, doing everything and it wasn’t our night, so we move on.”

With the dismissal of Van Dijk and Joe Gomez, Fabinho went to the center of defense with Joel Mattip, while James Milner started right-back due to Alexander-Arnold’s calf injury.

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Rogers said it was still Liverpool’s strongest defense, as Klopp’s side held their fourth clean sheet in seven games in all competitions.

“I don’t really see it as a tight backline,” he said. “I know he’s not missing Virgil van Dijk, but Matip is a top defender, Fabinho is full, he played there against Chelsea and against top players.

“Andy Robertson has always played, Allison is the number one goalkeeper and James Milner plays so he does a great job. I don’t go with this narrative, they are still very strong with the top players.

“You look at his midfield, the player who has always played. He’s just a great team, super organized, plays really hard with quality and was a better team.”

After Johnny Evans’ own goal in the 21st minute, Diego Jotta and Roberto Firmino scored for Liverpool, resulting in fourth place in the Leicester table – two points for Spurs and Klopp’s men.

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