Leicester’s challenge for qualification for the Champions League throughout 2019/20 demonstrated Brendan Rodgers’ evolving methods as much as the progress he has made in rebuilding his promising team since the departure of the influential Ben Chilwell to Chelsea. Of those challenging to finish in the top six during 2020/21, Rodgers’ team remain the biggest underdogs, and yet perform with a consistency that suggests that that is far from the case.
None other than his successor at Liverpool, Jürgen Klopp, is among those to have spoken about his admiration for Rodgers’ latest work. “Leicester are built like you would like to build a team,” said the German, who from 2015 reshaped that he inherited from Rodgers at Anfield. “Brilliant team. What they do is really good. Exciting, fresh; defend well; play football and are especially threatening in counter-attacks.”