Leicester Metropolis supervisor Brendan Rodgers believes his facet will recuperate shortly from their agonising penalty shoot-out exit from the League Cup once they face Premier League leaders Manchester Metropolis on Sunday. The Foxes twice conceded a two-goal lead of their midweek League Cup quarter-final towards Liverpool — together with an equaliser deep into added time — earlier than dropping on spot-kicks. Including to the ache of defeat, Leicester defenders Caglar Soyuncu and Ricardo Pereira have been compelled off whereas star striker Jamie Vardy performed the final 20 minutes with a decent hamstring.
None of which augurs effectively for Leicester’s fixture towards Premier League leaders Metropolis, despite the fact that the Foxes have gained with two of their final 4 conferences towards Pep Guardiola’s facet.
“There may be at all times disappointment however I mentioned earlier than the sport ‘You might be coming to Anfield, an awesome place to play, and no matter occurs let’s impose our manner’,” mentioned former Liverpool supervisor Rodgers on Friday.
“That is what I’ve at all times had from these gamers. They’ve been aggressive towards the perfect groups within the nation and we noticed that, we simply could not do sufficient to recover from the road.”
He added: “They (Metropolis) are enjoying effectively on the minute, so we are going to simply must see the place we’re at after which devise a plan with the gamers out there and see what we will do.
“It does not appear to be there are too many (Metropolis) gamers out, they’ve had a free week with out a midweek recreation. They’re a superb facet with technical gamers, world-class gamers, and they’re used to profitable.
“We have completed OK towards them however it’ll be an enormous problem for us and we have to play with the spirit we performed with towards Liverpool.”
Metropolis are on an eight-match profitable run within the league and have didn’t win solely one in all their final 11 video games.
“I feel you see from the sport at Liverpool we will rating targets, we’re inventive, however we have now to see what we have now out there on the weekend and we are going to attempt to provide you with a plan to get a consequence,” Rodgers mentioned.
“We went there final season and bought a incredible win. You understand the problem you might be up towards: they may dominate the ball and are good in transition and have the boldness to play so that is the problem on the weekend.
“It’s a must to play with braveness, and when you might have the ball you need to exploit the areas.”
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