Robbie Savage hails ‘elite manager’ Brendan Rodgers after taking Leicester to second in the table with emphatic win over Liverpool, insisting he ‘could manage any team in Europe’
Robbie Savage has hailed Brendan Rodgers after Leicester side came from behind to seal an important 3-1 victory over Liverpool.
Goals from James Maddison, Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes all within the space of seven second-half minutes, pushed Leicester up to second in the Premier League table.
It leaves Leicester six points clear of the reigning champions and seven ahead of Chelsea in the race for the Champions League places.
Leicester climbed to second in the Premier League after a brilliant 3-1 victory over Liverpool
After the match BT Sport pundit Robbie Savage hailed Rodgers as an ‘elite’ football manager
After the match, former Leicester player Robbie Savage said it was a pivotal victory for Rodgers’ side.
He said on BT Sport: ‘That was a huge win, a pivotal win. I think this is a different Leicester.
‘They’ve had injuries as well. Rodgers, elite manager. Could manage any team in Europe.’
Rio Ferdinand who was also a pundit for the game added that Rodgers is doing ‘unbelievable things’ with his Leicester side.
It looked Liverpool would go level on points with Leicester when Mo Salah put Jurgen Klopp’s side ahead after 67 minutes.
Then drama ensued as the Foxes saw a 78th minute penalty award ruled out by VAR and even though Maddison’s resulting free-kick found its way into the net, it was initially ruled out for offside before it was given by the video assistant referee.
What a bonkers 5 minutes of football. It’s not good on the heart at my age. What a turnaround for @LCFC 🙌🏻
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) February 13, 2021
Just three minutes later Vardy put Leicester ahead following miscommunication between Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson and their debutant centre-back Ozan Kabak.
Then, after 85 minutes Barnes sealed the victory, racing away from Kabak and tucking away to hand Leicester the three points.
Former Foxes striker Gary Lineker tweeted: ‘What a bonkers 5 minutes of football. It’s not good on the heart at my age. What a turnaround by LCFC.’
Leicester are hoping to bounce back this season after missing out on Champions League qualification on the final day of the 2019/20 campaign.
Goals from James Maddison, Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes sealed an important victory