Rodgers ready for top-six test

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Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says he is looking forward to the task of trying to break into the top six in the Premier League.

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers says he is looking forward to the task of trying to break into the top six in the Premier League.

The Foxes caused the biggest Premier League shock of all time when landing the title in the 2015/16 season and they managed to reach the quarter-final stage of the Champions League the following year.

Since then, Leicester have gone through three permanent managers, having seen Claudio Ranieri, Craig Shakespeare and Claude Puel come-and-go, and former Liverpool and Celtic boss Rodgers is now in the hot-seat.

The Northern Irishman took charge at King Power Stadium in February and managed to guide the East Midlands outfit to a ninth-place finish, earning plaudits for his attacking style of football.

Leicester are being tipped to break the top-six dominance this season, along with the likes of West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Rodgers is excited for the challenge ahead.

‘Our idea is to be as competitive as we can,’ he said following his side’s pre-season win over Scunthorpe.

‘Each season you want to improve.

Since they have come into the Premier League that’s what they’ve done.

‘Of course, they won the league and we all know the story behind that, but from that, the team has progressed each year.

Our notion is to make another step forward and be in there challenging with those teams that are trying to break through into that top six.

‘I’m really looking forward to that, it’s a really exciting challenge and by the time the first game comes, we hope to have a squad that enables us to do that.’

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