Leicester stick boot in title door

Sports | REUTERS 10 Dec 2019

Leicester City have largely been ignored in Premier League title race talk despite running as closest challengers to leaders Liverpool. But manager Brendan Rodgers says his side are used to being overlooked.

They set a club record of eight successive top-flight wins after beating Aston Villa 4-1 to stay within eight points of Liverpool, while defending champions Manchester City are third, 14 points behind the leaders.

"I don't think anybody expects us to be near the top," Rodgers said. "It doesn't really rile us - it's part of the game."

He also said it was "natural" for 2015/16 champions Leicester to fly under the radar as "Manchester City and Liverpool are incredible teams. We're constantly trying to improve."

In fact, Jamie Vardy is the league's top scorer with 16 while at the other end of the pitch Leicester have the most clean sheets with seven.

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