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'We all want football to continue' - Rodgers hails players professionalism


Brendan Rodgers has praised his players approach to celebrating goals after their 2-0 win over Southampton on Saturday.

The Foxes moved up to second in the table - for a day at least - after goals from James Maddison and Harvey Barnes.

There have been calls for players to refrain from excessive celebrations in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said last week:

"All sport is played in the moment, with emotion, if we set ourselves the target of perfection, we will fall short,”

“All we’re asking is that players adjust to the situation. I think they understand that we’re in a fortunate position, where we’re able to play, we’re able to carry on while millions of others aren’t.

"You’ve got to follow the rules and also set a good example.”

Rodgers says he has discussed the issue of celebrations with his players, and they have looked to turn it into a positive.

"We all want football to continue and we all have a responsibility to do that," the Northern Irishman told media after their win.

"My players here, they've been absolutely brilliant, everything they've done to be as professional as they can in what is a difficult time.

"What I said to them all is that there's a lot of negativity around celebrations, so can we turn it into a positive?"

"We obviously have to score, but when we score just try and use it as a positive and lets see can we social distance in our celebration.

"But of course I'm happy they can score and happy they can celebrate and I think people watching obviously want them as well want them to celebrate in the right way."

If Liverpool fail to beat Manchester United, Leicester will remain in second position ahead of their next match against Chelsea on Tuesday night.



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