Leicester City supporters have been pretty disappointed in the Transfer Tavern in recent times after seeing their side suffer a second Premier League defeat of the campaign on Saturday.
Claude Puel’s men went into their clash with early pace-setters Liverpool off the back of successive victories over Wolves and Southampton, thus giving them much confidence ahead of the visit of Jurgen Klopp’s Reds. Yet first half goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino set the Merseysiders on their way to all three points at the King Power Stadium, and although Rachid Ghezzal got one back for the hosts after the break, it wasn’t enough to inspire a Foxes comeback.
Thus, there have been many downbeat Leicester fans up and down the country in recent times, several of whom are hoping their side can get back to winning ways after the international break when they travel to Bournemouth.
And some have also been reacting to the recent news that striker Jamie Vardy has stepped aside from international football, a decision which certainly leaves Leicester as the biggest winners.
Ultimately, the 31-year-old has been an absolute revelation for the Midlands outfit since making the move from Fleetwood Town back in 2012, what with the forward netting 90 times and laying on 41 assists in 236 games for the Foxes.
And with 63 of those goals coming during his time in the Premier League, including 24 in their incredible title-winning season of 2015/16, it’s clear that Vardy has become one of the best strikers in the top-flight in recent times, and as such has been quite an asset to England as well.
But at the age of 31, it was always going to be tricky for Vardy to juggle the commitments of both club and country, and the fact that he has opted against continuing to play internationally can only be good news for Leicester boss Puel as he seeks to take the Foxes forward.
Less time playing for England allows the 31-year-old to have even greater focus on his efforts at club level, and given just how reliant the Foxes appear to be on the striker, given they did appear to lack a regular goal-threat against Liverpool on Saturday, Puel’s men will surely reap the rewards from such decision.
Thus, there is little doubt that Leicester are the biggest winners from the £18 million-rated (as per Transfermarkt) star’s decision to retire from England duty.
Leicester fans… what do you think? Let us know!