Brendan Rodgers’ arrival at Leicester City brings back the long-lost hope among fans, who were frustrated by some poor football displayed under Claude Puel towards the end of his tenure in charge at the King Power Stadium.
Rodgers is known to be an excellent man-manager, who after winning the “Double Treble” with Celtic, returns to English football with heaps of experience. Having almost taken Liverpool to the title before his sacking in 2015, the Northern Irishman clearly has unfinished business south of the border and his arrival to lead an undoubtedly talented Foxes squad is clearly an exciting one.
Rodgers is known to elevate talented players, being especially proficient in helping young players reach their utmost potential.
With the Foxes currently boasting a vibrant squad, here’s a look at THREE players who’ll benefit from Rodgers’ appointment the most.
Recalled after an impressive loan spell at West Bromwich Albion, that proved how high Leicester City think of Harvey Barnes. The youngsters’ lit up their game with his movement and trickery, adding a cutting edge to Leicester’s game.
Now, he can rise higher under Rodgers, who will rely on the skilful Barnes to provide a creative drive to the Foxes attack.
After earning his debut under Claude Puel, Choudhury will aim to solidify his Leicester status under Rodgers. Indeed, that’s really rather an exciting prospect for the Foxes faithful, considering his obvious talent.
A tough-tackling, hard-working ball winner who provides steel to their midfield and can also add bite to their attack, Choudhury can be a relentless hound once Rodgers properly drills him into his style. Perhaps England calls…
Maddison has the flair and wit to most certainly delight Rodgers into possibly outlining his game around his influence.
Having scored five and assisted five (stats via Premier League), the former Norwich man’s creativity, along with an ability to score sensational goals, will help him get back to his best form once Rodgers gives him the freedom to dictate Leicester’s attacking moves.
After seeing how Rodgers developed the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling, Maddison should be excited.