Pep Guardiola or Jurgen Klopp would NOT have been able to take Leicester to the top of the table like Brendan Rodgers, insists Paul Merson as he hails Foxes manager
- Paul Merson has hailed Brendan Rodgers for his success at Leicester
- The pundit insisted Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp could not have done better
- The Foxes went top of the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Chelsea
Paul Merson has heaped praise on Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers and claimed he is doing a better job than Pep Guardiola or Jurgen Klopp could do at the King Power.
The Foxes are having another remarkable season under the former Celtic boss and went top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 victory over Chelsea on Tuesday night.
Rodgers has also guided his side into the last 32 of the Europa League after topping their qualifying group.
Paul Merson (L) has heaped praise on Brendan Rodgers (R) for the job he is doing at Leicester
Merson highlighted the impressive job the 47-year-old is doing and insisted Guardiola and Klopp would not have been able to take Leicester top of the table.
Speaking on Sky Sports News after the Chelsea game, Merson said: ‘I don’t see Pep Guardiola or Jurgen Klopp being able to do what Brendan Rodgers has done with Leicester.’
The Foxes are one point clear at the top but Manchester United could go above them if they beat Fulham tonight. Manchester City may also go above them if they win their two games in hand with Guardiola’s side three points behind.
Merson insisted Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola (L) and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (R) would not have been able to take Leicester to the top of the Premier League table
Liverpool are currently four points behind in fourth but could close the gap to one point if they beat Burnley.
Leicester shocked the Premier League by winning the title under Claudio Ranieri in 2016.
Rodgers’ team were in pole position to finish in the top four last season until the campaign was disrupted by coronavirus. A poor run of form during Project Restart saw them miss out on a place in the Champions League on the final day.
James Maddison, who scored the second goal in the victory over Chelsea, insisted the club will ‘continue to do their business in the background’ and won’t get carried away after going top.
James Maddison (L) insisted Leicester will continue to do their work in the background
The midfielder told Sky Sports: ‘You can get sidetracked, we are top at the minute because we don’t think like that.
‘The most important game is the next game, as cliche as it is that’s how we have to work because we have that mentality.
‘We’re at the top of the league because we work hard we’re not there by fluke. We’ll do our business in the background, let them talk about Liverpool, Man United and Spurs, we’ll just keep doing what we’re doing.’
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