Rodgers needs no extra motivation to beat Man City

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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says he needs no extra motivation to do his former club Liverpool favour in the Premier League title race when his side faces Manchester City on Monday.

Liverpool can be at the top of the table going into the last round of the Premier League season if the results go in their favour this weekend.
Liverpool can return to the top of the table if they beat Newcastle United on Saturday but will only be in pole position if Rodgers’ Leicester can claim a point or better at the Etihad Stadium.

Rodgers who came agonizingly close to winning the title himself for Liverpool in 2013-14, is only focused on his job at Leicester.

What he Said

“I am employed by Leicester. My focus is on Leicester City. There’s no comparison really,” Rodgers told a news conference on Thursday.

“Liverpool back then was at a different stage. We had young players, loan players. We went from eighth to second in a couple of years so it’s a different dynamic. We deserved to finish second.”

Leicester, who beat Arsenal 3-0 in their last league fixture, are lying three points behind seventh-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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What’s Next?

Manchester City will have fewer games to play compared to Liverpool as the Citizens were knocked out in the Quarter Finals stage of Champions League by Tottenham Hotspurs. Liverpool on the other hand still has the second leg against Barcelona to deal with next week in which they are losing 3-0.

Leicester would have a fair chance of altering the Premier League title race, especially with their loan star Youri Tielemans in their ranks. The Monaco man has contributed three goals and four assists in his 11 league games since arriving in January. Rodgers remains hopeful the midfielder will sign a permanent deal to extend his stay at the end of the campaign.

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