Leicester City have indeed been a shadow of what they were the previous two seasons, having found it hard to find form at the very most important time.
They lost a huge big lead against Liverpool in the league cup, which led to penalty where they lost, having led the encounter on a 3:1 deficit, but couldn’t curtail the strength of the Reds.
With a lot of signings they made, it has been hard for the foxes to play, score without being scored. Lack of defensive stability has been a torn in their flesh.
Leicester City who won the premier league ahead of Tottenham Hotspur during the 2016 season, have become one of the most dreaded teams who’s known for its stubborn nature when playing the big six.
Scottish manager Brendan Rodgers admitted he is going through the toughest period of his managerial career after Leicester City lost 6-3 to Manchester City on Sunday.
The Foxes found themselves 4-0 down after just 25 minutes at the Etihad Stadium before three goals in 10 minutes in the second half saw them threaten a fightback.
However, an Aymeric Laporte header put the Premier League leaders back in control before Raheem Sterling made certain of all three points with his second of thrilling game.
Leicester have won just one of their past six games in all competitions and only three since October 27.
Their run has left them 10th in the Premier League, seen them exit the EFL Cup and drop from the Europa League into the Europa Conference League.
Rodgers, who must prepare his side to face his former club Liverpool in two days’ time, accepted he is enduring his most difficult spell in management but insisted they are “not getting the violins out”.
He said: “It definitely is,” he said when asked if this is the most challenging period he has faced.
Continuing stating his point, he added: “There’s no doubt this is a huge challenge. We’re not getting the violins out. You see what we’re missing. The players aren’t available.”
He added how hard it was missing their key defensive players “Offensively we’re really good but if you’re missing the players [we are], it’s a real challenge.
“Take [Jonny] Evans, [Caglar] Soyuncu, [Ricardo] Pereira, James Justin and Wesley Fofana out of our squad then it’s huge. We have to keep trying to find the solutions.
“We’ll continue to fight. We competed at the top of the league disrupting everything when we had players available.
“The results are obviously disappointing, but you have to look at the condition of the team and the players we have missing.
“We’re not a deep enough squad, like a Manchester City, Liverpool or Chelsea, to be able to carry it out. But what I do expect is what I saw in the second half which was incredible spirit and quality when we had the opportunities.”
Leicester City will face the Reds in midweek after having faced them in league cup last midweek. They would be preparing to atleast not let things lose, as they did during their league cup encounter and disastrous premier league match against the the champions Manchester City.