“It’s just unfortunate because I’m an ambitious coach," says Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers as he faces a difficult season.
“It (Pereira's Achilles) just snapped. He’s looked so good in pre-season. He’ll be a big miss for us.”
Brendan Rodgers wanted a shake-up at Leicester but none has been forthcoming so he has reverted to soundbites. It doesn't look promising.
“He was in a vulnerable place, but he showed great courage to recognise that."
“I’ve always said that one game a week is a holiday: but let’s make it a good holiday and we can be up there again.”
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“He is obviously blessed genetically, but he keeps himself in the right condition."
"We’re very focused on the summer in terms of improving the squad. I said it needs a healthy shake-up."
Leicester will consider offers for Youri Tielemans, James Maddison and Harvey Barnes but Brendan Rodgers does not foresee huge summer change.
"Clearly we lack physicality in the team to deal with certain situations consistently and that has cost us tonight."
Brendan Rodgers insisted next week’s crunch second leg away to Roma would have no bearing on Sunday’s Premier League trip to Tottenham.
"He had the X-Factor. There wasn’t one single thing. He was brilliant in so many aspects of the game."
"Our performance today was very strong, very good. We came to win but couldn't quite do that."
"He’s a wonderful player and even for his age he has the talents and mindset to compete and show his qualities."
Brendan Rodgers is back on Merseyside on Wednesday evening.
Leicester progressed past PSV in the Europa Conference League after a win on Thursday night.
“It’s going to be a big challenge because we are playing right the way through and we’re going to fight until the very end."
“Jamie won’t be back. He’s got a final injection on Tuesday and we’ll see what the reaction is to that."
Vardy has started just one game for Leicester in 2022.
“He’ll be out for the season which is a shame for us. He picked up a nasty injury which he had to have surgery."
“It’s just great to have him back on the field. You see his impact, his mentality, that competitive edge."
"We had to show resilience and you could see they were a good side so to get through is a fantastic feeling."
“For me he’s the best English keeper at the moment. I think he’s top."
“While he’s still a player who is developing, I think there’s still so much more to come from him.”
"We’ve come away as a group and reinforced what our strengths are and what makes us really competitive."
“He’s an invaluable member of the squad, someone who turns up every day, trains, gives his all."
Leicester City face an in-form Arsenal side at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
"So basically I went back to my room, cried a little bit and was devastated really..."
"He is getting better all the time and has that appetite to score goals."
“He’s a natural goalscorer. He works at his game. He’s very astute. He studies the game. He’s very clever."