Leicester City are flying high in the Premier League as the Foxes fight for a spot in next season’s Champions League.
Southampton, their opponents tonight, have endured a poor 2021 and Brendan Rodgers’ men will be relishing tonight’s game as an opportunity to strengthen their case for top-tier continental football.
Rodgers, who is being linked to a move to Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur, has some good news and bad news ahead of tonight’s clash against Saints.
Turkish duo Caglar Soyuncu and Cengiz Under are back in contention. Soyuncu tested positive for COVID-19 while on international duty for Turkey, while Under has missed the last five games due to a thigh problem.
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“He’s absolutely fine,” Rodgers said of Soyuncu ahead of the game. [H/T Leicester Mercury] “He’s looked terrific in training this week, so he’s available and ready to play.
“[Under] will be available,” Rodgers added. “He’s trained with the squad this week, so that’s really good news.”
James Maddison, Ayoze Perez and Hamza Choudhury are all available after they were caught breaking the club’s COVID-19 policy.
However, Harvey Barnes, one of the Foxes’ brightest stars of this season, will likely miss the rest of the season.
The English forward picked up a knee injury and had surgery in early March, but is still unable to train despite the initial diagnosis saying he would be back in training six weeks after.