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Rodgers hails formidable Vardy ahead of Man City tie

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Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers believes Jamie Vardy poses the threat that could derail Manchester City’s title bid

The Foxes will play the role of kingmakers in the title race when they face Man City who are currently two points adrift leaders Liverpool.

Klopp’s men reclaimed the top spot on Saturday to take the title race to the last day of the campaign, however, the title is still in Man City’s hands if they win their remaining fixtures.

And former England striker Vardy who has bagged nine goals in eight games under Rodgers has been spotted as one of the players that could derail City’s title bid.

The ex-England striker has netted 34 times against the ‘big six’ sides – including five against City – and Rodgers expects him to give the hosts problems.

“Well he does (strike fear into opponents) there’s no getting away from that,” he said via FourFourTwo.

“When I was preparing a team to play against him you just knew you’ve got to be really careful against him, because if you don’t counter-press the game well and there’s space to play that pass, he’s going to hurt you. He’s a goalscorer.

“If you watch him and see his ability to score a goal, and his threat, you’ll always be mindful of it. But that’s the Premier League – top players, top strikers – and you’re always having to find a way to nullify that.

“But it’s absolutely brilliant to have him on your side.”


Leicester still have an outside shot of the seventh spot but need to win their final two games against City and Chelsea, and hope Wolves lose against Liverpool.