Brendan Rodgers admitted that his Leicester side ‘were not 100 per cent on it’ as they were held to a 1-1 draw with struggling Norwich, the result strengthening Liverpool’s grip on the Premier League title.
With Man City having fallen 14 points behind Liverpool in the title race following their Manchester derby defeat last week, Leicester had emerged as seemingly the only side capable of challenging Jurgen Klopp’s side in the title race.
The Merseyside club’s 2-0 win over Watford at lunchtime left Leicester 11 points behind, and the in-form Foxes were unable to beat struggling Norwich, their 1-1 draw bringing an end to their club-record eight-match winning streak.
Teemu Pukki opened the scoring after 26 minutes, before Jamie Vardy thought he had netted for a ninth consecutive game, only to see his 38th minute leveller awarded as a Tim Krul own goal.
Despite having 12 shots in the second half alone, and dominating possession, Leicester were unable to find a winner, the result leaving them 10 points adrift of the Premier League leaders who are now firmly on course to land their first league title in 30 years, and speaking afterwards, Brendan Rodgers said it was just ‘one of those games’.
“When you play at home you always want to win,” Rodgers told the BBC.
“I think the players showed a great mentality. Norwich started bright and deservedly went in front but second half we were much better.
“It just looked like one of those games. It’s a point and we need to look forward now.
“The players have been brilliant. When you are on that winning run you believe you are going to win every game but of course it does not work like that. We were not 100% on it. We need to set the reset button.”
Next up in the league for Leicester is a daunting trip to the Etihad to face reigning champions Man City.
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