Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Leicester City Manager Brendan Rodgers Blames Ndidi After Defeat To Liverpool

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Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has laid the blame on midfielder Wilfred Ndidi for the first goal his team conceded during their Premier League 2-0 loss to Liverpool in a Premier League tie on Thursday night.
Leicester City was defeated by Liverpool at Anfield, thanks to Diogo Jota’s brace.

Rodgers deployed Ndidi as a central defender against Liverpool as Jonny Evans was not available for selection due to injury.

Jota scored from close range to give Liverpool the lead in the 34th minute after Van Dijk’s header was saved by Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

Ndidi lost his man, Van Dijk, in the build-up to the goal, allowing the Liverpool defender to power a header on target, but Rodgers blamed the Super Eagles star for Jota’s opener, insisting that he got caught in the pack.

“You have to be tight and organised and when you have the ball, have the courage to play and I thought the boys did that. I think our two centre-halves did great,” Rodgers said to BT Sport via BBC.

“Wilfred Ndidi got caught in the pack for the first goal and Virgil van Dijk had a free header.

“It’s been an ongoing problem for us. It is definitely an area we have to improve on.”

Leicester will now face West Ham United in their next Premier League fixture on Sunday at the King Power Stadium.

Tobiloba Ayinde

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