The manager of Leicester City, Brendan Rodgers says the club is not thinking of winning the Premier League despite occupying the top spot on the league table.
Leicester City have been enjoying a beautiful start of the 2020-2021 season as they are consistently part of the league’s top two since the season commenced on September 12.
So far this season, the current table-toppers have enjoyed 6 victories and 2 defeats which earned them 18 points in 8 league games. They have continued to swap the top spot with Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool which are now occupying the second and the third spots with 17 points each.
On Sunday, November 22 at 20:15, Leicester City will visit the Anfield Stadium to face the league’s reigning champions that have enjoyed 5 victories, two draws, and a defeat so far this season. If Leicester City fail to win the match, they will drop from the top spot; if they draw, they will also drop if second-placed Tottenham Hotspur wins their league match against Manchester City today.
On the other hand, all Liverpool need to do to get back to the top spot is to win over Leicester City. A draw will not be enough for Liverpool because Leicester is superior to them in terms of goal difference.
Bearing these permutations in mind and the fact that all the clubs still have about 30 to 31 league games to play this season, Brendan Rodgers stressed that he is not thinking of winning the league but appreciated the fact that his club has made a good start so far.
“I haven’t even thought about it (winning the league title), Rodgers said. “We’ve only played eight games.
“We’ve made a good start but what’s important for us is to continue being honest in our approach to keep the humility we have in the group and prepare as best as we can for every game. That’s our only thinking and nothing else.”
Fully focused on #LivLei 👊— Leicester City (@LCFC) November 20, 2020
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The last and the only time Leicester City won the Premier League was during the 2015-2016 season. They stunned the whole football world as they came from nowhere to record 23 victories, 12 draws, and just 3 defeats in 38 league games to emerge the winners of the prestigious club football tournament.
Since then, the club has remained a consistent member of the top 6 as they always ensure that they make it to at least the 6th spot on the league table which is a Europa League spot. However, this season has been their most beautiful start of the season since their league title-winning season.