Brendan Rodgers has stated that Leicester are going to ‘chase’ down Premier League leaders Liverpool, after a resounding win over Aston Villa put them back within eight points of top spot.
The Reds continued a remarkable start to the season with a routine 3-0 victory at Bournemouth, momentarily putting them 11 points clear of Leicester and 14 clear of defending champions Manchester City, with both sides still to play.
The Blues followed up with a surprise defeat in the Manchester derby to leave them adrift, leaving it to Leicester to keep the pressure on the Anfield giants or risk leaving them with an even more comfortable cushion.
Where Pep Guardiola’s side had faltered, however, the Foxes didn’t. A 4-1 victory over Aston Villa made it eight on the spin for Rodgers’ men kept them on the tails (well, relatively) of Liverpool, and the manager said after the victory that his side will chase the leaders down all the way.
”I thought they were amazing [against Villa], it is a historical day for the club and the performance warranted that,” he said, via the Mirror.
“It really does mean something special, it puts the team in the history books of Leicester City.
“We had to work for it, it was a tough game and we played with a lot of quality and hunger. A brilliant win.
“We were very good, we played a diamond for a period of the game and worked well for us.
“With a better final pass we could have had one or two more goals. Villa got some encouragement just before half-time but we had to stay clam and keep doing what we were doing.
“We scored all types of goals today and kept going to the end and tried to keep scoring goals.
“We will just concentrate on playing as well as we can and with a performance level as high as we can.
“Wherever we are in the table we always look to chase the team in front of us. We look for us to keep pushing, keep fighting and keep developing. We will always do our best.”