We needed quality in the final third - Rodgers

The Foxes lost their top-four spot to Manchester United at the King Power on Sunday following a 2-0 loss.

We needed quality in the final third - Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers was denied a Champions League place on the final day at home after losing 2-0 to Manchester United.

The former Liverpool manager needed a win to enter the top four but second-half goals from Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard confirmed third place for the Red Devils at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester will compete in Europa League next season and according to Rodgers, the loss was because of a lack of quality in the final third of the game.

“I thought right up until we conceded the penalty, our plan was working well,” Rodgers told LCFC TV. “We knew their threat with their pace and running ability in behind, so we had to counter that by defending a little bit deeper. I thought we contained it very, very well.



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“We didn't have too many shots against us, but we were also quite a threat in the counter-attacking moments. So, yes, I thought we were good in the first half, we just needed a little bit more quality in the final third.

“Second half, we started well, and again, we looked like we could threaten. But, of course, we then give away the penalty, and from that point on, it's difficult because you’re having to really then chase the game and try to find the two goals.