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Rodgers: Champions League qualification among biggest career achievements

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19: Calvin Ughelumba of Leicester City in action during the Premier League 2 match between Leicester City and Blackburn Rovers at The King Power Stadium on August 19, 2019 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers, knows victory at Tottenham today could go a long way to Champions League qualification.

Rodgers enjoyed enormous success with Celtic and almost led Liverpool to the Premier League title. But the 47-year-old insists this would rank alongside those achievements.

He said: “If we were to do it, it would be up there.

“If I looked at the challenge at Liverpool it was about getting them back into the Champions League, having to make cuts to the squad.

“The club had been out of it for five seasons. We made that and we felt that was good work.

“Going to Celtic, it was a different challenge again. The club was out of the Champions League for a few years. We got into it and won a few trophies, that was fantastic.

“Coming here was a different challenge because maybe there’s not that expectancy.

“There’s ambition, of course, but the top six is the top six. And has been for a number of years. My challenge in coming to Leicester City was: ‘Could I take the club into the top six?’

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“We have managed to do that in our first full season which is fantastic.

“Now we have a chance to go even better than that and arrive in the top four.

“If we didn’t do it this year, it will still be an absolutely brilliant season for us with so much learning and achievement having taken place.”

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