Rodgers hails Sterling's ambition to be the best

Rodgers hails Sterling's ambition to be the best

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers said he has no extra motivation to do his former club Liverpool a favour in the English Premier League title race when his side face Manchester City on Tuesday morning (Singapore time).

However, the Foxes will have their own targets as they head up to Manchester.

While Rodgers was sacked at Anfield soon after Sterling's transfer, he is delighted that the move panned out for the England global. If it was about money he could have stayed at Liverpool. He's gone in there and developed and become a victor, which is clear to see in his game.

"It was hard to watch from the outside, seeing some of the criticism that he was getting".

"But he was an wonderful young player". What I hope I provided was talent.' Suarez, Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho all improved with Rodgers and left for major money that was reinvested in Klopp's squad.

"You play the whole season so intense, we are not the best team in the world and we have to work hard". That was where he was unique, because sometimes the British players may not have that ambition.

"Off the pitch he's an incredible kid".

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"We're playing at home against Leicester and that's very important - our fans will be there supporting us", he said. He's taken his game to a level where he's clearly one of the best players in the world.

"He's not even near his peak yet". Raheem Sterling, recently named the PFA Young Player of the Year, is enjoying the season of his life having scored 23 goals and provided 17 goals assists in all competitions. "He has got a wonderful platform and base here to continue that development if there is something that is agreed between the clubs", Rodgers added. His style of play seems a good fit at Leicester, with striker Jamie Vardy scoring nine goals under Rodgers already.

Rodgers' Leicester City will compete with Manchester City in the Premier League on May 7.

Leicester are still somewhat in the hunt for the seventh spot on the table, which could possibly allow them the luxury of European football next season. It's really hard to defend all these situations and we can not defend them, it kept them in the game.

"Only one will take the prize and the other one will be at home sad", said Guardiola, who said that winning this season would be one of his biggest achievements. The question makes no sense, sorry, forget about it. I can not imagine Leicester players coming here for their holidays.

Pep Guardiola's side are top and the defending champions know a flawless run-in will secure top spot, regardless of Liverpool's results.