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Leicester City news: Brendan Rodgers admits Ben Chilwell was his top target at Liverpool and is determined to keep him


Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted Ben Chilwell was his top target at Liverpool and is determined to keep the full-back at the King Power stadium.

Chilwell has put in some impressive performances on the left-side of the Foxes’s defence this season – and his solid showings earned him his debut for England in September.

Chilwell has put in some superb performances on the left side of Leicester’s defence
Rodgers said he rated Chilwell while he was Liverpool boss

His performances have also drawn interest from Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola reportedly an admirer of the 22-year-old.

Guardiola is said be keen on bringing him to the Etihad in the summer to provide competition for the injury-prone Benjamin Mendy – but he will reportedly have to break the bank to do so.

However, new Leicester chief Rodgers has admitted Chilwell was his top target when he was Liverpool manager and has stated he will do his best to keep hold of him in the summer.


“He wasn’t even in the first team then. But we were looking for a left-back and he was right at the top of the list,” Rodgers said in his press conference on Friday.

“We didn’t get to the ‘nearly there’ as Leicester were obviously going to protect their assets.

“The club were keen to keep him here as he was a boy that was recognised as a talent at the time.

Chilwell earned his England debut in September

“He’s a wonderful young player and he’s still got a lot to learn in his game.

“He really enjoys being here, we’ll see how it pans out but he’s certainly one we don’t want to lose.”

 

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