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It’s sink or swim time for Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City while Steven Gerrard’s rep grows at Aston Villa

Eamonn Sweeney


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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers (left) and Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard on the touchline at Villa Park yesterday. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers (left) and Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard on the touchline at Villa Park yesterday. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Brendan Rodgers is enduring a difficult run of games with Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers is enduring a difficult run of games with Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers gestures to his players during Leicester City's defeat to Aston Villa

Brendan Rodgers gestures to his players during Leicester City's defeat to Aston Villa

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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers (left) and Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard on the touchline at Villa Park yesterday. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Brendan Rodgers is on the way down and Steven Gerrard is on the way up. So it’s fitting the younger man prevailed in the battle between Liverpool Past and Liverpool Future at Villa Park.

Less than eight months ago, the Leicester City manager’s reputation was at an all-time high after his side defeated Chelsea in the FA Cup final. Rodgers appeared to have joined the ranks of the game’s top bosses.


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