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Brendan Rodgers cools down Leicester expectations

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After a dream start to the season, Leicester are sitting at the third spot in the league table.

Some excellent results at the start of the season for Leicester are definitely not a coincidence.

A big win against Tottenham last week was crowned by thrashing Newcastle 5-0 in a dominant display by The Foxes.

Leicester’s manager and the starter of the revolution for the former league champions is a key man behind Leicester’s huge success this season.

Vardy scores left and right, while constantly working for the team in all aspects of the game.

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s fifth goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at The King Power Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Another standout performer is James Maddison. The English international wasn’t available this weekend due to injury but played a crucial role against Tottenham, where he scored a beautiful winning goal to make it 2-1.

Even though The Foxes are perceived as a serious top four candidates, Rodgers downplays the hype.

According to FourFourTwo, Rodgers said:

“It’s still very early, we’re not getting carried away, that’s for sure. The top six have been there for a number of years.

“The numbers show that they actually in the last few years have grown away from those teams below.

“For us we’re in a process of getting better and improving and (the win over Newcastle) was a good measure of where we’re at from when we last played them. A few months on, the players have shown really good progress.

“There’s a lot of work to do. It’s a long season, the top two teams are at a really, really high level. Our job is to be as competitive as we can and let’s see where it takes us.”

It’s good for Rodgers to stay grounded, as it’s still early days of the season. However, it’s hard to avoid excitement surrounding Leicester these days.

Leicester will face their toughest task yet, as they travel to Anfield to play against champions of Europe next Saturday:

“I’m really looking forward to it because I haven’t been back since I left. They’re an incredible club. They’ve been amazing in these last couple of years.

“It was great for me in my time there, I learned so much. I’m looking forward to going back, it will be a tough game but we’ll look to embrace that challenge and have a good week’s training leading into it.”

Rodgers will return to Anfield for the first time since his departure, eager to show his worth to his former club.