Leicester boss Rodgers targets new attacking signings and improvements

Brendan Rodgers targets new attacking signings to help Leicester hit the heights as he admits performances are ‘a long way off what I want’… having watched with envy as Manchester United and Chelsea signed Ronaldo and Lukaku

  • Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers admits the Big Six clubs have greater resources
  • Foxes manager Rodgers has seen rivals Chelsea recruit Romelu Lukaku for £98m
  • Rodgers would have loved to have challenged Man United for Cristiano Ronaldo
  • The realistic supremo says players may have to leave before any attackers arrive 

‘Good luck to them,’ said Brendan Rodgers when asked about Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United, Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea and the fact their top-four rivals are getting bigger and better.

‘If you have got the resources to do it, fair play to them. I wish them all the luck in the world.’

He doesn’t, of course. Rodgers would love nothing more than for this to blow up in the faces of the big club directors who sanctioned these signings.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers wants to make signings to provide greater ‘attacking impetus

Evergreen striker Jamie Vardy scored as the Foxes prevailed at Norwich in the Premier League

He hopes Lukaku flops, Ronaldo strops and that, somehow, Leicester can worm their way into the top four.

That task has never been bigger for them. United and Chelsea have strengthened. 

Tottenham have kept Harry Kane. Manchester City are still Manchester City and Liverpool are still Liverpool.

Leicester spent 229 days inside the top four positions in 2019-20, and 242 in 2020-21. They failed to secure Champions League football in both of those seasons.

It won’t be easy this time either, but at least they’re winning again. On Saturday they beat Norwich to bounce back from losing 4-1 to West Ham the week before.

He hopes Romelu Lukaku flops, Cristiano Ronaldo strops and that, somehow, Leicester can worm their way into the top four

‘We are a long way off what I want the performances to be but I am still happy with the mentality and commitment,’ Rodgers said.

‘This season we need to keep looking to improve and develop.’

Rodgers would also like a signing of his own. Not a Ronaldo or Lukaku, but a new face nonetheless.

‘We would like to do at least one more to give us more attacking impetus at the top of the field,’ Rodgers said.

‘I know the club will always do the very best to help us do that but we may need more to go out.’

Jamie Vardy opened the scoring for Leicester before a Teemu Pukki penalty made it 1-1. Marc Albrighton then scored the winner in the 76th minute.

Marc Albrighton scored the winner in the 76th minute in the Foxes’ second win of the season

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