The Foxes suffered a disappointing defeat to the champions in what was a close encounter. Bernardo Silva scored the winner in the 62nd minute after a blocked shot fell to him on the 6 yard line. Leicester pressed for the equaliser and created some good chances with the fresh legs of Kelechi Iheanacho and Ademola Lookman but ultimately failed to take their chances.
"We just missed that pass in the final third"
Rodgers looked frustrated with the result talking in his post match interview after a close fought battle;
"From the first whistle to the last we were in the game. We showed great determination and mentality to get blocks in and not concede under pressure. When we broke through the pressure we looked a good team"
Rodgers on his players commitment; "I give nothing but credit to the players, they kept going and kept fighting. We put on two attacking players with 20 minutes to go and the players kept fighting."
Rodgers was full of praise for his new man Jannick Vestergaard; "I thought he was excellent, he gave us what we hoped he would. He was dominant in the air and just gives us that composure on the ball. He tired a little bit but overall I was really pleased with him."
Despite the defeat there were many positives to take from the match especially Caglar Soyoncu's performance. He has had a tough start to the season with multiple errors and he also saw red with Turkey on the international break but he looked assured on the ball and confident in his defending on Saturday afternoon.
Leicester City face Napoli on Thursday evening in their first Europa League group stage game this season. The aim this season will be to progress to the later rounds of the competition with a Champions league place up for grabs for the winner.
Rodgers on the game vs Napoli; "When I came here it’s what we wanted to bring to the fans and the city - European football. We’ve got to get over today, recover and then come Thursday 8pm, the fans will be buzzing and it’s going to be a great night."
Multiple changes are expected to be made with Leicester travelling to Brighton a few days later on Sunday so that may mean a full debut for a number of the summer signings with Patson Daka, Lookman and Soumare all hoping to start.