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RODGERS POISED TO MATCH CELTIC INVINCIBLES

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BRENDAN RODGERS insists securing a top-four place with Leicester City would match any of his achievements at Celtic.

The Irishman quit the champions to take over at the King Power Stadium in February last year and they are on the brink of annexing a place in next season’s Champions League.

Rodgers faces another test this afternoon when the Midlands outfit travel to London to take on Jose Mourinho’s Spurs side.

Asked if he would be as proud of a top-four place for the Foxes as anything he managed at Parkhead, the City gaffer told the Sunday Mail: “If we were to do it, it would be up there.

“Celtic were a different challenge. We got into the Champions League and won a few trophies. Fantastic.

“Coming to Leicester there’s not that expectancy. My challenge was: ‘Could I take the club to the top six?’ We’ve done that in our first full season. Now our goal is to arrive in the top four.”

Rodgers won a double treble in his two-and-a-half years at the Glasgow giants, including an Invincible domestic season in his debut campaign in 2016/17.

His Hoops team went a phenomenal 69 games unbeaten before they finally toppled in an afternoon strewn with errors against Hearts at Tynecastle, losing 4-0 for one of the shocks of the campaign.

The former Liverpool boss picked up seven trophies at Parkhead before his rapid departure to the Midlands with Neil Lennon returning to take the club to a treble success.

Rodgers’ team are at home to Manchester United on their final day of the league season a week today.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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